Calcaneal Sliding Osteotomy Plate

Key Benefits

  • The intraosseous plating creates a firm buttress to prevent redisplacement of a sliding type displacement osteotomy.
  • The technique may reduce OR time by eliminating the need for fluoroscopy during insertion.
  • The heel pad is not violated by a skin incision, minimizing patient postoperative discomfort.
  • The plate “hood” aids in optimal compression of the posterior fragment and 14° of angulation allows the surgeon the opportunity to capture the sustentaculum.
  • The plating technique does not violate growth plate of the calcaneus in pediatric patients.