Insufficiency fracture - calcaneum

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


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Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female

Diffuse oedema throughout the bone marrow with marked surrounding soft tissue swelling, posterior subtalar joint fluid and subtle linear defect consistent with fracture (arrow). 

Subtle line of sclerosis at the site of MRI abnormality. Note bone density seems reduced and DEXA was consistent with marked osetoporosis

Case Discussion

Insufficiency fracture in osteoporotic bone. 

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Case information

rID: 16661
Case created: 7th Feb 2012
Last edited: 15th Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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