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                        Oblique Calcaneal Fracture


If  calcaneus is fractured, the animal may walk plantigrade on the limb or may be non-weight bearing.
Pain, swelling, and crepitus are present in the affected limb.
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Anatomic reduction and rigid fixation are necessary for optimal outcome in animals with intra-articular fractures of  tarsus.

Conservative treatment with casts or splints is not effective.

External coaptation is also not appropriate for calcaneal fractures because bandaging or splint application is ineffective in countering tensile forces produced by the Achilles muscle-tendon unit.


With calcaneal fractures, the pull of the gastrocnemius muscle must be resisted with a tension band wire, lag screws, or a plate.
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Articular fractures of the talus must be anatomically reduced and rigidly stabilized for optimal outcome.

Oblique calcaneal fracture was stabilized with lag screws.

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