Novel Technique for Treatment of Calcaneal Tuberosity Fractures


Calcaneal tuberosity fractures comprise only 1% to 2% of all calcaneal fractures. Treatment of these injuries has traditionally included open reduction and internal fixation with various means including lag screws, suture anchors, and K-wires. This article reports on a series of cases treated with excision of the tuberosity fragment with repair of the Achilles tendon supplemented by a flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 25(1):58–63, 2016) Key words: Achilles, calcaneus, flexor hallucis longus, fracture, tendon transfer, tuberosity

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Alan Y. Yan, MD; Todd E. Bertrand, MD; Robert D. Zura, MD; Samuel B. Adams, MD; and Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA