Case study

Use of genex® in the treatment of a comminuted calcaneal fracture

Courtesy of A. Karladani MD, PhD, Orthopaedic Consultant,
Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden

Clinical particulars

A 47-year-old female presented with a comminuted calcaneal fracture of the right foot, following a fall from 2 m.

 

Treatment

The fracture was reduced using a calcaneal AO plate, in conjunction with genex.

 

Outcome

At 2 weeks follow-up, the fracture site appeared stable. The patient was allowed to full weight-bearing at 3 months post-operative, with radiographic examination indicating satisfactory healing at the fracture site, with partial absorption of the genex graft material. 

 

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