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Executive Editor: Joseph Schatzker

Authors: Richard Buckley, Andrew Sands

Calcaneus - Simple undisplaced body fractures

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Glossary

General considerations

These are uncommon fractures but when they occur, nonoperative treatment allows for early motion and quick return to function.

Nonoperative treatment
Main indication Skill Equipment
Nondisplaced fractures with maintenance of Bohler's angle. Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only

Indications

  • Nondisplaced fractures
*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
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v1.0 2010-10-14