Anterior process of calcaneum fracture

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking

Presentation

Inversion injury. Lateral malleolar pain and swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Lateral malleolar soft tissue swelling. Normal ankle joint alignment. No syndesmotic widening. Mildly displaced fracture of the superior cortex of the calcaneal anterior process.

Case Discussion

The anterior calcaneal process (along with the base of the 5th metatarsal) is one of the review areas to check for fractures in the presence of lateral malleolar soft tissue swelling (or pain) without malleolar fracture.

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