Executive Editor: Joseph Schatzker

Authors: Richard Buckley, Andrew Sands

Calcaneus

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Glossary

Extended lateral to calcaneus

The extended lateral approach to the calcaneus is the most common approach used for displaced intraarticular calcaneal fractures.

Medial approach to the calcaneus

The medial approach to the calcaneus is used most commonly to expose the sustentaculum tali.

Sinus tarsi approach

The sinus tarsi approach to the calcaneus is a common approach used for displaced intraarticular calcaneus fractures.

MIO lateral approach

The MIO lateral approach to the calcaneus is a slightly less common approach for displaced intraarticular calcaneus fractures but allows reduction without seeing the joint surface.

MIO posterior approach

The MIO posterior approach to the calcaneus is a slightly less common approach for displaced intra- or extraarticular calcaneus fractures but allows reduction without seeing the joint surface.

v1.0 2010-10-14