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Foot Ankle Int. 2003 Oct;24(10):796-800.

Locked fracture dislocation of the calcaneus treated with minimal open reduction and percutaneous fixation: a report of two cases and review of the literature.

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.


Fractures of the calcaneus with associated locked dislocation of the posterior facet have been previously described. Two patients with a calcaneal fracture with a locked dislocation of a portion of the posterior facet were treated with minimally invasive open reduction and percutaneous screw fixation of the fragment with cannulated screws. Both patients had satisfactory reductions and healed the fractures without any soft-tissue complications. This technique can be a useful addition to the armamentarium of the surgeon treating these injuries, especially in the patient at high risk for wound complications.

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