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6Fixation

Plate choice

Plate choice

The choice of the lateral plate is dependent upon the severity of calcaneal fracture type and the bone quality. Simple fracture patterns in good bone require simple lateral plating while complex fracture patterns with comminuted pieces may require adaptable plates or locking plates.
This image shows a simple fracture reduced with multiple K-wires and lag screw in place, beneath the subchondral joint.
A one-third tubular plate may be all that is required for a simple fracture in good bone.