Calcaneal tuberosity avulsion fracture

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel
Diagnosis certain


Fall on ground few hours back. Complaining of pain and swelling in posterior ankle region. Difficulty walking.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

There is a fracture of calcaneal tuberosity.

Maximum dimention of avulsed fragment is about 26 mm.

Defect is filled by hemorrhagic collection.

Achilles tendon is intact. It is attached to the avulsed fragment.

Case Discussion

Findings of calcaneal tuberosity avulsion fracture with normal achilles tendon.

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