Intermediate Learning Pathway: Trauma 2 – Rearfoot: Soft tissue, Navicular, Calcaneus, & Talus

Learning Objectives of this Pathway:

  • Describe fractures/dislocations of the navicular including etiology, anatomy, clinical workup, common patterns/classifications, surgical approach(es), fixation, and unique complications.
  • Describe fractures/dislocations of the calcaneus including etiology, anatomy, clinical workup, common patterns/classifications, surgical approach(es), fixation, and unique complications.
  • Describe fractures/dislocations of the talus including etiology, anatomy, clinical workup, common patterns/classifications, surgical approach(es), fixation, and unique complications.
  • Describe soft tissue injuries and areas of particular risk of the rearfoot including the anatomy, surgical approach(es), specific complications.
  • Understand the significance of soft-tissue assessment and management in surgical timing and specific surgical technique(s) used to decrease risk of complication.
  • Understand patient comorbidities and risk factors relevant to surgical decision making.

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Day 1: Soft Tissue  

Clinical Sessions:
Deltoid Ligament-When and How Do We Repair?

Surgical Techniques:

None

Podcasts:
Deltoid Ligament Injuries

E-Book Chapters:
Trauma eBook

Ch 2: Soft-Tissue Envelope: Assessment and Timing        

JFAS Articles:

Outside Journal Articles:

Day 2: Navicular

Clinical Sessions:
None

Surgical Techniques:
Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Navicular Fracture (Tuberosity and Body)

Podcasts:
None

E-Book Chapters:
Trauma eBook

Ch 8: Navicular Fractures

JFAS Articles:

Day 3: Talus (excluding OCDs – see separate topic)
 

Clinical Sessions:
Talar Neck Fractures: Pitfalls in Treatment

Surgical Techniques:
Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Talar Neck Fracture

Podcasts:
None

E-Book Chapters:
Trauma eBook

Ch 9: Osteochondral Fractures and Injuries of the Talus

JFAS Articles:

Day 4: Calcaneus

Clinical Sessions:
Calcaneal Fracture: Decision Making

Surgical Techniques:

Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Calcaneal Fracture

Podcasts:

E-Book Chapters:
Trauma eBook
Ch 10: Calcaneal Fractures

JFAS Articles:

 Outside Journal Articles:


The ACFAS learning pathways are a tool to be used by residency directors, fellowship directors and school faculty to aid with didactic learning during the COVID-19 crisis. They are not intended to replace a curriculum, but to supplement student and resident education during this time of need. The learning pathways are divided into basic, intermediate, and advanced categories. Pathways have been organized into specific topics that have a variety of educational materials from the ACFAS On Demand course content. They also include journal articles with links primarily from The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (JFAS). 

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