Anterior calcaneal process fracture

Case contributed by Leo Martinez

Presentation

Trauma

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

Foot/ankle

x_ray

Nondisplaced anterior calcaneal process fracture.

Ankle/Foot

ct

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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