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Calcaneus fracture

J Diranzo-García, X Bertó-Martí, L Castillo-Ruiperez, V Estrems-Díaz, L Hernández-Ferrando, J Villodre-Jiménez, A Bru-Pomer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the results of surgical treatment of intraarticular calcaneal fractures, and also to analyze the variables that influence the final clinical and radiological outcomes as well as the complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 86 intraarticular calcaneal fractures in 78 patients, who underwent surgery with an extended lateral approach and reconstruction plate. The mean age was 48 years (16-74 years) and the mean follow-up was 4...
March 6, 2018: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
Jen-Ta Shih, Chun-Lin Kuo, Tsu-Te Yeh, Hsain-Chung Shen, Ru-Yu Pan, Chia-Chun Wu
BACKGROUND: The ideal treatment for comminuted intraarticular calcaneal fractures is still debated. Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is the most popular surgical procedure; however, wound complications, implant choice, and infection remain major concerns. This study aimed to demonstrate the results of an innovative, minimally invasive surgical procedure, namely, a closed reduction technique using large-diameter Steinmann pins and percutaneous calcaneoplasty using injectable calcium sulfate cement (MIIG X3, Wright Medical Technology, Inc...
March 9, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Cory F Janney, Jason T Goodrum, Daniel Jupiter, Cindy L Wigg, Kelly Carmichael
Background There is a noticeable lack of studies examining the connection between psychiatric illness and orthopaedic injury. The goal of this study is to determine if a relationship exists between calcaneus fracture and psychiatric illness or use of psychotropic medication.  Methods A retrospective review was undertaken of calcaneus fracture patients at our institution from January 2011 through January 2014, and those with a diagnosis of psychiatric illness or history of psychotropic medication usage were identified...
December 21, 2017: Curēus
Xue-Xun Bao, Chen-Jie Xia, Bi-Yun Zhao, De-Jun Shi, Guan-Hua Lan, Guo-Lin Ren, Zu-Hong Xie, Wen-Xi Du
OBJECTIVE: To study the feasibility and clinical efficacy of a minimally invasive sinus tarsi approach in the treatment of Sanders II calcaneus fractures. METHODS: From August of 2015 to July of 2016, 13 patients(totally 13 feet) with Sanders II intra-articular calcaneus fractures were treated via the minimally invasive sinus tarsi approach. The Böhler angle, Gissane angle and the length, width and height of calcaneus were compared between pre-operation and post-operation...
August 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Loes G M de Kruijff, M Prins, A van der Krans, R Hoencamp, P van der Wurff
INTRODUCTION: Prior to deployment of the Netherlands Army Task Force Urozgan in Afghanistan, the Dutch Military and civilian healthcare systems had limited experience in treating blast injuries and their long-term consequences. This meant that guidelines for treatment and rehabilitation were lacking. The aim of this cohort study was to quantify kinematic and kinetic abnormalities in service members with foot injuries in relation to functional outcome using gait analysis. METHOD: In nine service members with combat-related talus, calcaneus and/or navicular bone (TCN) fractures and nine controls, gait parameters were measured using Gait Real-Time Analysis Interactive Lab system...
February 7, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
T H Lui
BACKGROUND: To review the efficacy of lag screw fixation in management of avulsion fracture of the posterosuperior tuberosity of the calcaneus. METHODS: Since 2002, thirteen patients with displaced fracture of the posterior tuberosity of the calcaneus were treated with emergency reduction of the fracture and lag screw fixation. The medical records and radiographs of the patients were reviewed and the patients were assessed according to the Kerr calcaneal fracture scoring system during the latest follow up...
February 2018: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
T Harnroongroj, S Jiamamornrat, T Tharmviboonsri
BACKGROUND: Minimal invasive surgery of calcaneal fracture provided satisfactory outcomes. In tongue type calcaneal fracture, percutaneous screw usually purchases in anterior inferior calcaneal cortex. However, there was no detail about the cortex of anterior inferior calcaneus so the surface anatomy and cortical thickness of this area were studied. METHODS: 88 calcaneus from embalmed cadavers were enrolled. Anterior part of the inferior cortex was identified. Surface anatomy was examined...
December 24, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Phillip M Mitchell, David E O'Neill, Bethany Gallagher, Cory A Collinge
OBJECTIVE: To define the pathoanatomy of the tongue type calcaneus fracture and assess the appropriateness of percutaneous techniques in addressing all planes of deformity in this injury. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: ACS Level I trauma center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-six displaced Sanders 2B and 2C tongue type calcaneus fractures identified from an initial cohort of 1118 calcaneus fractures treated over a 16-year period...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Sajal Chirvi, Frank Pintar, Narayan Yoganandan, Anjishnu Banerjee, Mike Schlick, William Curry, Liming Voo
Under body blast (UBB) loading to military transport vehicles is known to cause foot-ankle fractures to occupants due to energy transfer from the vehicle floor to the feet of the soldier. The soldier posture, the proximity of the event with respect to the soldier, the personal protective equipment (PPE) and age/sex of the soldier are some variables that can influence injury severity and injury patterns. Recently conducted experiments to simulate the loading environment to the human foot/ankle in UBB events (~5ms rise time) with variables such as posture, age and PPE were used for the current study...
November 2017: Stapp Car Crash Journal
Hiroshi Sasai, Daisuke Fujita, Eiko Seto, Yuki Denda, Yutaro Imai, Kanako Okamoto, Kensaku Okamura, Masaru Furuya, Hiroyuki Tani, Kazumi Sasai
OBJECTIVE To evaluate outcome of limb fracture repair in rabbits. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 139 client-owned rabbits with limb fractures treated between 2007 and 2015. PROCEDURES Medical records were reviewed for information on fracture location, fracture treatment, and time to fracture healing. RESULTS 25 rabbits had fractures involving the distal aspects of the limbs (ie, metacarpal or metatarsal bones, phalanges, and calcaneus or talus). Fractures were treated in 23 of these 25 rabbits (external coaptation, n = 17; external skeletal fixation, 4; and intramedullary pinning, 2) and healed in all 23, with a median healing time of 28 days (range, 20 to 45 days)...
February 15, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Nigar Keles-Celik, Ozkan Kose, Rahime Sekerci, Gunes Aytac, Adil Turan, Ferhat Güler
Accessory ossicles of the foot and ankle are normal variants of bone development that usually remain asymptomatic. However, they may be involved in various disorders and become a source of pain such as in fractures, dislocations, degenerative changes, osteonecrosis, osteoarthritis, osteochondral lesions, avascular necrosis, and irritation or impingement of adjacent soft tissues. Hence, during the assessment of the situations above, knowledge about these little-known ossicles could be very important to reach the correct diagnosis...
November 26, 2017: Curēus
Katherine M Edenfield
The midfoot and forefoot are the regions of the foot distal to the talus and calcaneus and are critical to weight bearing and movement. They help support the arch of the foot, provide shock absorption, and convert vertically oriented forces into horizontal forward and propulsive movement. A spectrum of acute, subacute, and chronic conditions in these regions can cause pain and decreased function. A thorough history and physical examination should include foot and leg biomechanics, alignment, and posture in addition to palpation of painful areas...
February 2018: FP Essentials
Chul Hyun Park, Doo Hyung Yoon
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to evaluate the usefulness of subtalar arthroscopy in the operative treatment of Sanders type 2 calcaneus fractures using a sinus tarsi approach. METHODS: Forty-six Sanders type 2 calcaneal fractures were consecutively treated using a sinus tarsi approach. Intraoperative fluoroscopy was used to evaluate fracture reduction in the first 23 patients (fluoroscopy group), and intraoperative fluoroscopy and subtalar arthroscopy were used in the latter 23 patients (arthroscopy group)...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Priscilla Tu
The differential diagnosis of heel pain is extensive, but a mechanical etiology is the most common. The specific anatomic location of the pain can help guide diagnosis. The most common diagnosis is plantar fasciitis, which leads to medial plantar heel pain, especially with the first weight-bearing steps after rest. Other causes of plantar heel pain include calcaneal stress fractures (progressively worsening pain after an increase in activity or change to a harder walking surface), nerve entrapment or neuroma (pain accompanied by burning, tingling, or numbness), heel pad syndrome (deep, bruise-like pain in the middle of the heel), and plantar warts...
January 15, 2018: American Family Physician
Michele Galluzzo, Federico Greco, Michele Pietragalla, Alioscia De Renzis, Mattia Carbone, Marcello Zappia, Nicola Maggialetti, Alfredo D'andrea, Giuseppe Caracchini, Vittorio Miele
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: The calcaneus, the more lower bone of the body, has the task of supporting the axial load from the weight of the body. Calcaneal fractures represent about 1-2% of all fractures and 60% of the tarsal bones fractures. The articular involvement has been associated with a poor functional outcome. The aim of this work is to describe the radiologic evaluation, the classification systems, the morphological preoperative diagnostic imaging features of calcaneal fractures, highlighting the correlation with the choice of treatment and predictive capacity for the fracture surgical outcome...
January 19, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Xin-Xing Fan, Yang Shen, Wen-Long Xie
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors of wound complications after closed calcaneal fracture operation using a lateral extensive L-shaped incision and to explore the effective interventions to reduce the complications after incision. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of clinical data of 285 patients(315 calcaneal fractures) who underwent open reduction and internal fixation by using the lateral extensive L-shaped incision from January 2011 to January 2015. Eighteen factors which might cause the complications of calcaneal incision were compared by univariate analysis, and multiple Logistic regression analysis was performed for factors with statistically significances...
April 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Benedict Swartman, Dirk Frere, Wei Wei, Marc Schnetzke, Stephan Grechenig, Amir Matityahu, Nils Beisemann, Holger Keil, Jochen Franke, Paul Alfred Grützner, Sven Yves Vetter
BACKGROUND: Indirect screw fixation of the sustentaculum tali in the lateral-medial direction can be challenging due to the complex calcaneal anatomy. A novel 2-dimensional (2D) projection-based software application detects Kirschner wires (K-wires) and visualizes their intended direction as a colored trajectory. The aim of this prospectively randomized cadaver study was to investigate whether the software would facilitate the indirect K-wire placement in the sustentaculum tali. METHODS: In 20 cadaver foot specimens, K-wires were placed indirectly in the sustentaculum tali by an experienced and an inexperienced surgeon, with and without using the application...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Johanna C E Donders, Craig E Klinger, Andre D Shaffer, Lionel E Lazaro, Ryan R Thacher, Jonathan P Dyke, David S Wellman, David L Helfet, Dean G Lorich
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to quantitatively and qualitatively assess relative arterial contributions to the calcaneus. METHOD: Fourteen cadaveric ankle pairs were used. In each specimen, the posterior tibial artery, peroneal artery, and anterior tibial artery were cannulated and used for contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT). Quantitative MRI analysis of the pre- and postcontrast MRI scans facilitated assessment of relative arterial contributions...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Zhikui Zeng, Lingmei Yuan, Shengpeng Zheng, Youqiang Sun, Feng Huang
BACKGROUND: The use of less-invasive techniques in the treatment of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures (DIACFs) remains controversial. No prior meta-analysis has considered the influence of differences in the fracture type. Thus, our meta-analysis aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of minimally invasive (MI) in Sanders type II and III fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive search was performed to identify RCTs comparing MI using sinus tarsi approach (STA) or percutaneous reduction (PR) to open reduction (OR) via extensile lateral approach (ELA) from the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Embase and CNKI...
February 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Hasan Bombaci
Calcaneal apophyseal fractures are usually considered sport-related injuries. Previous repetitive microtrauma has been proposed as a predisposing factor for such injuries. However, unlike previously reported cases, in our patient, the fracture resulted from acute trauma after stepping on uneven ground. Although the first treatment option for such cases is closed reduction, most cases will require surgical treatment. Furthermore, lesions accompanying this injury have not been sufficiently considered. We report the case of a 9-year-old female with a calcaneal apophyseal fracture treated by fixation of the avulsed proximal part of the apophysis using Kirschner wires and a cerclage wire...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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