Dual fixation of calcaneal tuberosity avulsion with concomit
Now open: Certificate Course in Management of Covid-19 by Govt. Of Gujarat and PlexusMDKnow more...Now open: Certificate Course in Management of Covid-19 by Govt. Of Gujarat and PlexusMDKnow more...
Calcaneal tuberosity avulsions are relatively rare, constituting 1–3% of all calcaneal fractures. Increasing age, diabetes mellitus, and reduced bone mineral density portend an increased risk of tuberosity avulsion.These injuries are most often sustained through forced dorsiflexion of a maximally plantar-flexed foot.The Achilles tendon typically fails by the same mechanism, though there are no reports to date of simultaneous tuberosity avulsion and complete Achilles tendon rupture. We present a case of a displaced calcaneal tuberosity avulsion with concomitant Achilles tendon rupture necessitating repair at the time of fracture fixation and discuss a novel hybrid technique of dual fixation that helps to increase the stability of the fracture fixation and alleviate the stresses exerted by the pull of the Achilles tendon.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5357522/
Like
Comment
Share