Calcaneal fracture on ankle x-ray

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Fall from height.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male
X-ray

Lucency through the calcaneus (just inferior to the tip of the lateral malleolus) in keeping with a calcaneal fracture

X-ray

Calcaneal fracture involving the subtalar joint.

Case Discussion

Make sure all cortical surfaces are inspected on each radiograph, otherwise fractures will be missed. 

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Case information

rID: 46619
Case created: 11th Jul 2016
Last edited: 11th Jul 2016
Tag: rapids
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