The Overcoming of Calcaneal Fractures Associated with Skin Problems through a Minimally Invasive Surgery by Closed Reduction and Percutaneous K-wires Fixation
Received Date: Jan 02, 2018 / Accepted Date: Jan 12, 2018 / Published Date: Jan 25, 2018
Introduction: Calcaneus injuries account for 2% of all fractures. The surgical treatment of calcaneal fractures with skin problems is a challenge to the surgeon. Many operative techniques described for management of fractures calcaneus, ranging from minimally invasive percutaneous fixation to extensive open techniques.
Material and methods: Between February 2012 and December 2015, this prospective study included forty five patients (38 male and 7 female) presented with 50 displaced calcaneal fractures associated with skin problems underwent a minimally invasive surgery by closed reduction and percutaneous k-wires fixation.
Results: According to American Orthopedics Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) ankle hindfoot scale 37 patients had excellent, 9 patients were good and 4 patients had fair results. According to skin, the bad skin condition improved within 2 to 3 weeks postoperatively and there were no serious skin complications.
Conclusion: Calcaneal fractures associated with bad skin conditions are best treated by a minimally invasive surgery by closed reduction and percutaneous k-wires fixation as there is no delay in surgery time like open procedures and there is a marvelous improvement of skin conditions.
Keywords: Skin problems; Closed reduction; Percutaneous k-wires fixation; Calcaneus fracture
Citation: Maaty MT, Khalek MA (2018) The Overcoming of Calcaneal Fractures Associated with Skin Problems through a Minimally Invasive Surgery by Closed Reduction and Percutaneous K-wires Fixation. Clin Res Foot Ankle 6: 254. Doi: 10.4172/2329-910X.1000254
Copyright: ©2018 Maaty MT, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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