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Table 4 Outline of implant removals performed, splitting regarding necessary and elective implant removal. A low obligatory following operation indication of 4.2% could be observed. Next, the rate of secondary subtalar fusions occurred with an overall incidence of 4.7%, which represents an arthrodesis rate comparable to the existing corpus of literature data

From: Minimally invasive surgery for intra-articular calcaneus fractures: a 9-year, single-center, retrospective study of a standardized technique using a 2-point distractor

Year Necessary implant removal Elective implant removal Secondary Subtalar Arthrodesis
N % per year N % per year N % per year
2007 1 5.3% 12 63.2% 1 5.3%
2008 3 13.6% 5 22.7% 2 9.1%
2009 1 3.3% 9 30.0% 1 3.3%
2010 2 8.0% 14 56.0% 1 4.0%
2011 1 4.0% 9 36.0% 0 0.0%
2012 1 4.3% 7 30.4% 2 8.7%
2013 0 0.0% 8 36.4% 0 0.0%
2014 0 0.0% 9 33.3% 3 11.1%
2015 0 0.0% 1 5.3% 0 0.0%
Total 9 4.2% 74 34.9% 10 4.7%