Eleven year-old with plantar aspect of the foot pain since trauma whilst playing hurling 2 weeks ago.
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No acute fracture.
Unfused calcaneal apophysis.
Calcaneonavicular coalition is not uncommonly observed. In this case it was asymptomatic until trauma to this area was a cause for imaging.
It is important to remember that the apophysis of the calcaneus fuses by the age 12 - 15 in both sexes. In rare cases it may be delayed until age 16 in females and 22 in males.
- Rossi I et al. Normal skeletal development and imaging pitfalls of the calcaneal apophysis: MRI features. Skeletal Radiol. 2016 Apr 45(4):483-93.