Skin and wound complications after calcaneal fracture fixation.
Soft tissue complications are one of the most feared complications after operative treatment of calcaneus fractures. The incidence of wound complications is reported to be as high as 32%. The better understanding of the blood supply of the hind-foot together with the development of minimally invasive and percutaneous techniques helped to reduce such complications. Authors have reported on patient and surgery related factors that can contribute to skin and soft tissue complications however; drawing a definitive conclusion about the importance of each of these factors is cumbersome. In this article, we discussed the reported incidence of soft tissue complications associated with operative treatment.
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