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Novel Technique for the Treatment of a Tongue-Type Calcaneal Fracture in the Setting of Chronic Osteomyelitis

Mark Capuzzi DPM, Nicholas Laco DPM, and Timothy Ford DPM
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Osteomyelitis of the calcaneus combined with a pathologic fracture is a rare and difficult presentation for any practicing foot and ankle surgeon. Treatment for achieving an aseptic nonunion involves a variety of steps, including surgical debridement, antibiotic administration, and fracture stabilization. In this case series, we report a novel technique for the treatment of a tongue-type calcaneal fracture in the setting of chronic osteomyelitis using the Biomet JuggerLoc bone-to-bone system for fixation.

Department of Orthopedics, Division of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.

Corresponding author: Mark Capuzzi, DPM, 142 Chenoweth Ln, Louisville, KY 40207. (E-mail: mjcapu01@louisville.edu)