Hindfoot Operations

  • Alec A. Macaulay
  • Jeremy T. SmithEmail author


Hindfoot wounds can be a difficult problem to treat given the unforgiving anatomy of the hindfoot. It is important to establish and address the underlying cause of the wound. Should non-operative measures not lead to satisfactory healing, there are several surgical options beyond debridement to help promote wound healing. These options include plantar exostectomy of the calcaneus, partial calcanectomy, total calcanectomy, and amputations.


Hindfoot Operations Limb-sparing Exostectomy Calcanectomy Amputation 

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Left Ischial Pressure Injury (AVI 149438 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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