Calcaneus - Lateral Approach
This Calcaneus – Lateral Approach course will teach you:
- To access the calcaneal bone using a lateral approach. The most common indication is fracture assessment in conjunction with subsequent reconstruction.
Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Calcaneus – Lateral Approach:
- Lateral calcaneal artery injury
- Sural nerve damage
- Skin edge necrosis
- Fibular tendon injury
With the following tips you might perform the Calcaneus – Lateral Approach even better:
- Sanders classification of calcaneal fractures
After studying the Calcaneus – Lateral Approach course you are familiar with the most common complications:
- Wound complications
- Foot compartment syndrome
- Nerve injury
- Subtalar arthritis
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Step by step
Mark the landmarks on the skin, these include: the posterior border of the distal fibula, the achilles tendon, and the base of the fifth metatarsal.
Incise the skin in a L-shape starting vertically, approximately 3-4 cm, between the fibula and the Achilles tendon and extend horizontally, approximately 3-4 cm, in line with the base of the fifth metatarsal.
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