Calcaneal fracture

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Fall from roof.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male
X-ray

Comminuted left sided calcaneal fracture with an abnormal Bohler angle.

CT

There is severe comminution of the calcaneum with extension into the subtalar and calcaneonavicular joints and mild displacement of the fracture fragments. The talus, navicular and cuboid bones are intact. The ankle joint is intact. Tiny cortical fragment at the proximal aspect of the lateral cuneiform. No evidence of injury to the Lisfranc joint. There is associated soft tissue swelling throughout the hindfoot.

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Case information

rID: 33672
Case created: 19th Jan 2015
Last edited: 21st Sep 2015
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