Adult calcaneal osteitis: incidence, etiology, diagnostics and therapy

A. H. Tiemann, G. O. Hofmann, M. Steen & R. Schmidt
Calcaneal osteomyelitis presents a complicated situation. The specific anatomy of the os calcis and its surrounding soft tissues plays an important role in the planning and realization of the procedures needed in order to eradicate the osteomyelitic focus. The calcaneus represents a spongious bone; a fact that supports the developement of an osteomyelitis. It is the strongest bone of the foot and is highly important for the biomechanical features of physiological walking. The surrounding soft...