Calcaneal tuberosity avulsion fracture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Rolled ankle.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Comminuted calcaneal tuberosity fracture. Minor vascular calcification is evident. 

Case Discussion

Calcaneal tuberosity avulsion fractures commonly occur in elderly osteoporotic patients. They almost always require operative fixation, sometimes urgently 1.

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Case Information

rID: 22940
Case created: 6th May 2013
Last edited: 30th Aug 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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