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The Treatment of Avulsion Fracture of the Calcaneal Tuberosity: A New Technique of 180-Degree Annular Internal Fixation

Authors Xu D, Lou W, Li M, Chen J

Received 12 November 2020

Accepted for publication 4 February 2021

Published 15 February 2021 Volume 2021:16 Pages 275—280

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S291497

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Editor who approved publication: Prof. Dr. Zhi-Ying Wu


Ding Xu,* Weigang Lou,* Ming Li, Jianming Chen

Department of Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, Ningbo No.6 Hospital, Ningbo, People’s Republic of China

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Correspondence: Ding Xu Email xuding831129@126.com

Abstract: Due to the traction of the Achilles tendon and osteoporosis, a large number of reports have shown that a series of complications such as skin flap necrosis and failure of internal fixation after surgery often cause nonunion or malunion of calcaneal tuberosity fractures. At the same time, there is no uniform standard for the operative procedure in the treatment of the avulsion fractures of the calcaneal tuberosity. We presented a new technique for the treatment of avulsion fractures of the calcaneal tuberosity, which is fixed with a 180-degree microplate. We aim to provide a simple, safe, and strong internal fixation technique for avulsion fractures of the calcaneal tuberosity as one of the treatment options.

Keywords: 180-degree annular internal fixation, avulsion fractures of the calcaneal tuberosity, new technique

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