Anterior calcaneal process fracture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Foot pain post fall.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Fragmented fracture through the anterior process of the calcaneum. 

Comminuted and displaced fracture of the anterior process of the calcaneum. Background midfoot degenerative change. 

Case Discussion

Anterior process calcaneal fractures are uncommon and are often missed on x-ray. The anterior process of the calcaneus should be a check area on both foot and ankle x-rays. 

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