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1General considerations

3 days post injury

Soft-tissue injury

All heel fractures have a spectrum of soft-tissue injury. Rest, ice and elevation will help in resolving the soft-tissue injury, and prepare the foot for definitive care regardless of fracture type and treatment type. Non-weightbearing is essential until the final treatment plan has been executed. Compartment syndroms occur. Their incidence and indications for treatment are currently not clear. If missed, late reconstruction is successful.