Calcaneal stress fracture

Case contributed by Dr Yasser Asiri

Presentation

Four months' history of heel pain.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Linear, vertically oriented, sclerosis is seen in the mid-superior aspect of the calcaneus bone which indicates stress fracture. The rest of the study is unremarkable. 

Case Discussion

Typical appearance of calcaneal stress fracture is a band of sclerosis within the bone with intact cortex. The Böhler angle is typically maintained. 

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