Calcaneal tuberosity avulsion fracture - ultrasound

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Ankle twist.

Patient Data

Age: about 60 - 65 yrs
Gender: Female

Large avulsion fracture is noted from calcaneal tuberosity with out 25 mm of retraction.

Defect site shows echoes - blood.

Achilles tendon is noted attached to tuberosity. Tendon itself is normal in echopattern without changes of tendinosis.

Case Discussion

Plain radiograph ( not available, no copy right ) was diagnostic for calcaneal tuberosity avulsion fracture.

Ultrasound was requested to check achilles tendon pathology if any. Tendon was normal. 

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Case information

rID: 29978
Published: 9th Jul 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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