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National Foot & Ankle Review REVIEW Calcanectomy: A Surgical Treatment for Pathologies Affecting the Calcaneus

By Valerie L. Schade Serin and Chad H. Kurokawa


Partial and total calcanectomy is an infrequently cited procedure often overlooked for the treatment of pathologies of the calcaneus. Calcanectomies can be performed on the diabetic and non-diabetic, the ambulatory and non-ambulatory, and patients with or without osteomyelitis. Benefits of calcanectomy include maintenance of ambulatory status and quality of life and decreased morbidity and mortality. Additionally, calcanectomy failure does not alter the next step in the treatment algorithm, which is below-the-knee amputation. Calcanectomy, a simple, viable, limb salvaging procedure, should be considered an alternative to a below-the-knee amputation in surgical candidates with calcaneal pathology

Year: 2009
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