Executive Editor: Joseph Schatzker

Authors: Richard Buckley, Andrew Sands

Midfoot - Intertarsal fractures

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Glossary

General considerations

This injury is uncommon but can present any time there is associated midfoot trauma with plantarflexion and axial load mechanism. The columns, medial or lateral, shorten with crushing of the intertarsal bones. Treatment involves reduction and spanning of fractures for best result.

ORIF - plate fixation
Main indication Skill Equipment
Severely displaced cuneiform fracture. Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

Indications

  • Severely displaced cuneiform fracture
*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
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

v1.0 2010-10-14