Patient History: A 50-year-old obese male (BMI 36) was involved in a motor vehicle collision. He sustained multiple injuries, including an unstable fracture of the thoracic spine, pelvic ring disruption, left acetabulum fracture, and right calcaneus fracture. After stabilization of his spine, pelvis, and acetabulum fractures, we discussed treatment options for his right calcaneus fracture. The fracture angulation in varus, displacement of Bohler’s angle, and articular surface comminution were predictive of a poor outcome if treated nonsurgically. Additionally, since the left-sided acetabulum fracture would require prolonged non-weight-bearing, rigid fixation of the right calcaneus fracture would allow earlier mobilization on the right leg. Thus, the patient was taken to the operating room for open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of the right calcaneus fracture.
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|Right Calcaneus Fracture Treatment – Locking Calcaneal Plate and Callos Bone Void Filler Case Study (BIO70-10-A)||Case Study||English EN||March 13, 2018||March 13, 2018|