Calcaneal nonunion: three cases and a review of the literature

Tim Schepers, Petr Patka

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The long-term follow-up of intra-articular calcaneal fractures is often accompanied by complications. Frequently occurring are arthrosis, arthrofibrosis of the subtalar joint, and malunion. Uncommon is the calcaneal nonunion. A total of three cases is presented in this report, including a review of the literature. The occurrence of a nonunion appears to be more common after conservative treatment, but the pathophysiology remains unclear, however smoking may play a role.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)735-738
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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