Anterior calcaneal process fracture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Rolled ankle.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Mildly displaced anterior calcaneal process fracture. 

CT confirms a comminuted anterior calcaneal process fracture. 

Case Discussion

Anterior calcaneal process fractures can be easily overlooked on x-ray as it is a busy area. This region should be a check area on foot and ankle x-rays. These fractures can often herald a more significant ligamentous midtarsal injury. 

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