Calcaneal tuberosity avulsion fracture

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Car accident.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

CT Foot

CT shows a fracture of the posterior calcaneal tuberosity with avulsion of the Achilles tendon insertion, extraarticular and without involvement of the posterior subtalar joint.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates an extraarticular calcaneal fracture and a calcaneal tuberosity avulsion fracture. The extraarticular fractures account for 25% of calcaneal fractures and include all fractures that do not involve the posterior facet of the subtalar articulation.

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Case information

rID: 22649
Published: 13th Apr 2013
Last edited: 23rd Dec 2015
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