Calcaneal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohd Radhwan Bin Abidin

Presentation

Fall from 5-foot height. Unable to weight bear.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Left ankle

x_ray

Fracture at calcaneum. Böhler's angle measure 22 degrees. No other fracture at other visualized bone. No joint dislocation. Bone density is normal. 

Case Discussion

A calcaneal fracture is a common fracture that involves the tarsal bone. Bohler angle is used for the assessment of calcaneal fracture. Bohler angle is taken on lateral foot radiograph, and the normal Bohler angle is between 25 to 40 degrees. Gissane angle is used to assess the severity of the calcaneal fracture; however, it is not widely practiced clinically. 

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