Calcaneal anterior process fracture

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim

Presentation

Ankle trauma.

Patient Data

Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Small subtle non displaced fissure fracture of persistent dark signal intensity is seen traversing the anterior beak of the calcaneus bone with surrounding extensive marrow edema signal eliciting high signal at STIR WI.

Modality: Annotated image

Small subtle non displaced fissure fracture of persistent dark signal intensity is seen traversing the anterior beak of the calcaneus bone with surrounding extensive marrow edema.

Case Discussion

Anterior process calcaneal fracture.

Accessory ossicle (os calcaneus secundarius) can be difficult to distinguish from an anterior process fracture, especially if the fracture is subacute or chronic and lacking the surrounding marrow edema as in this case.

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Case Information

rID: 51559
Case created: 25th Feb 2017
Last edited: 25th Feb 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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