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Cases Journal

, 1:194

First Online: 30 September 2008Received: 03 June 2008Accepted: 30 September 2008DOI: 10.1186-1757-1626-1-194

Cite this article as: Güven, M., Özkan, N.K., Çakar, M. et al. Cases Journal 2008 1: 194. doi:10.1186-1757-1626-1-194

Abstract

Open calcaneal fractures are high morbidity injuries and the risk of complications depends on the concomitant injuries, on the size and the position of the traumatic wound. A 53-year-old male patient with bilateral open calcaneal fractures and associated concomitant lower extremity injuries such as subtalar dislocation, talonavicular dislocation and open distal tibial metaphyseal fracture was immediately operated by percutaneous Kirschner wire fixation combined with external fixators. He was able to walk with full weight bearing without any assistance at the end of the first postoperative year. Early aggressive debridement and irrigation followed by fixation with percutaneous Kirschner wires and external fixator can supply bony alignment in open comminuted calcaneal fractures associated with concomitant lower extremity injuries and should be considered for the healthy and active patients before primary arthrodesis.

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Autor: Melih Güven - Namık Kemal Özkan - Murat Çakar - Umut Yavuz - Budak Akman - Barış Kadıoğlu

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