Calcaneal fracture

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Fall from roof.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

Comminuted left sided calcaneal fracture with an abnormal Bohler angle.


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.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 33672
Published: 22nd Jan 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.