Essential Insights On The Medial Slide Calcaneal Osteotomy

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Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS, and Irene Labib, DPM, MS

   In addition, the medial slide calcaneal osteotomy utilizes the same incision as the osteotomy, decreasing the need to make a separate incision for screw fixation at the posterior heel. Although further prospective randomized clinical trials are needed, early weightbearing may be possible with the use of locking plate fixation for medial slide calcaneal osteotomies.

   Dr. Cook is the Director of Podiatric Medical Education at University Hospital at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, N.J. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

   Dr. Labib is the Chief Resident within the Podiatric Residency Program at University Hospital at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, N.J.


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