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Wound Closure Technique for Lateral Extensile Approach to Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures

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Multiple wound closure techniques have been described for a lateral extensile calcaneal incision in the literature. In this article, a technique is presented that involves a subcutilar closure over a closed drain system, which has proven to be effective in minimizing sural nerve injury and wound dehiscence in open reduction internal fixation of 20 calcaneal fractures. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 98(5): 422–425, 2008)