Calcaneal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Benoudina Samir

Presentation

Fell 3 meters.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

AP and lateral radiographs showing comminuted fracture of the calcaneus with intraarticular extension.

Case Discussion

Comminuted fracture of the calcaneus with intraarticular extension.

With more subtle fractures assessment of Bohler's angle is valuable. When Bohler's angle is less than 20 degrees it indicates a calcaneal fracture.

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Case Information

rID: 22564
Case created: 7th Apr 2013
Last edited: 22nd Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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