Lover's fracture of the heel

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Fell 10 feet onto feet.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

A fracture through the calcaneum, extending through a plantar spur, is noted. 

Case Discussion

These types of calcaneal fractures (known as Lover's fractures) can be subtle and are associated with spinal compression fractures. 

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