Fractures of the Calcaneus

by Mandeep S Dhillon

The book Features of the Calcaneus gives an insight into the current state of treatment of calcaneal fractures. The calcaneus or “os calcis” is the most commonly fractured bone in the foot, in addition to being the largest, and has a major role in the biomechanics of the whole foot. There is heated debate as to whether operative versus nonoperative surgery is beneficial for the patient suffering from calcaneus fractures. Surgically, there exist two approaches to treat calcaneal fractures like the extensile approaches and minimally invasive techniques. The content of the book evolves from the basic understanding of the anatomy of the calcaneus, to fracture patterns, the mechanism of injury, and nonoperative and operative fixation options. There are chapters, which talk about radiology, patient selection, surgical exposures, and rehabilitation, which would help the trauma surgeon doing all kinds of fracture surgeries. Chapters on primary arthrodesis, minimally invasive surgery, malunion corrections and role of arthroscopy are meant for the specialist foot surgeons. And, of course, there are specific chapters, which discuss how outcomes are measured, and how patients are rehabilitated. Perhaps, one of the most important chapters reviews the evidence-based medicine for calcaneal fracture management. On the whole, the book serves as a reference for all matters related to calcaneal fractures.


Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Dhillon Mandeep S Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
ISBN 9789350903438
Speciality Orthopedics
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11781
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2013
Pages 188
Book Type Professional


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