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Review Paper

The Emergent Management of Tongue-type Calcaneal Fractures: Technique Tips

Maegan Shields, Richard Buckley, Christopher D Balso, Amir Khoshbin, Aaron Nauth, Timothy Daniels, Mansur Halai

Keywords : Calcaneus, Emergency, Open reduction

Citation Information : Shields M, Buckley R, Balso CD, Khoshbin A, Nauth A, Daniels T, Halai M. The Emergent Management of Tongue-type Calcaneal Fractures: Technique Tips. J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2022; 9 (2):61-66.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1214

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


The aim of this report is to aid the trauma surgeon with some technique tips to aid with maintaining and obtaining reduction of these complex tongue-type calcaneal fractures. This will be conveyed via two case examples (high and low energy fracture patterns), each requiring different principles of fixation.

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