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Figure 1: Initial lateral CT scan of 2o open calcaneal fracture (“Joint Depression” Type). March 2009. Initial conservative treatment. Early infection with the proof of Acinetobacter baumanii. After transferral achievement of biomechanical stability by an external fixator. Consequent local surgical debridement combined with local and systemical antibiotics led to infect calming and negative proof of bacteria in the former infection area. BUT: Remaining extended bone and soft tissue lesion.