Calcaneal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Samir Benoudina

Presentation

Fell 3 meters

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
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 invaluable. When Bohler's angle is less than 20 degrees it means a calcaneal fracture is likely, although decreased angles maybe seen in someone without a fracture 1.

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.

Updating… Please wait.

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

 Thank you for updating your details.