Anterior calcaneal process fracture

Case contributed by Leo Martinez



Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male



Nondisplaced anterior calcaneal process fracture.



Nondisplaced anterior process of the calcaneus fracture. Additional avulsion type fracture arising from the anterior lateral aspect of the talar body. 

Case Discussion

This case depicts a nondisplaced anterior process of the calcaneus fracture. This fracture has been described as an avulsion type fracture that occurs when excessive inversion and plantar-flexion forces are applied to the bifurcate ligament of the foot.

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