Calcaneal fatigue fracture

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Heel pain on weight bearing after running a half-marathon.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

MRI hindfoot

Hypointense line surronded by T1-hypointense and T2-hyperintense bone marrow hematoma. No fragment dislocation.

Case Discussion

Fatigue fractures (sometimes referred to merely as stress fractures) of the foot and ankle may occur in several locations. The middle foot is the most frequent site, but the calcaneus, the cuboid or the distal tibia may also be affected. MRI is the most sensitive detection method.

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Case information

rID: 14895
Published: 3rd Sep 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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