Calcaneal osteotomy with OrthoSolutions FRS Locking Plate Surgical Technique
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A Calcaneal locking plate provides very robust fixation and optimally maintains the hard fought for displacement achieved performing a Calcaneal osteotomy.
It is associated with low rates of implant removal and does not require image intensification necessarily during operation.
However it self evidently requires an open technique , as opposed to screws which can be used with minimally invasive/percutaneous techniques. It is possible to fix the osteotomy in distraction at the osteotomy site unless care is taken.
Author: Mark Herron FRCS
Institution: The Wellington Hospital , London