Surgical Management of Calcaneus Fractures

Written by Jing Yan on . Posted in Blog / News

Dr Tay Guan Tzu‘s approach to the surgical management of calcaneus fractures has been published in the article “The Use of Modified Ollier Approach and Structural Allograft for Fixation of Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures”.

His surgical approach and technique minimizes soft issues complications and applies to patients of all ages.

Surgical management of calcaneus fractures

What is a calcaneal fracture?

It is a fracture of the calcaneus or heel bone, often caused by a traumatic event most commonly, falling from a height, such as a ladder, or being in an automobile accident where the heel is crushed against the floorboard.

When this occurs, the heel can widen, shorten, and become deformed.

Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain or stress fractures, caused by overuse or repetitive stress on the heel bone.

Calcaneus fractures can be quite severe. Treatment often involves surgery to reconstruct the normal anatomy of the heel and restore mobility. so that patients can return to normal activity.

About Dr Tay Guan Tzu

Dr Tay Guan Tzu is a senior consultant orthopaedic surgeon whose subspecialty interests are in paediatric orthopaedics, adult and paediatric foot and ankle surgery, as well as deformity correction of the lower limb.

Seeking medical attention for your foot or ankle injury? Consult Dr Tay Guan Tzu at +65 67340378 for a comprehensive assessment and suitable treatment plan today!

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