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Fall from height
Lateral radiograph of both heels demonstrates comminuted intra-articular fractures of both calcanea. The fracture fragments on the right side show mild displacement. There is flattening of Boehler's angle bilaterally.
The calcaneum is the most common fractured tarsal bone. This fracture tends to be bilateral 10 % of cases. Vertebral fractures are associated with calcaneum fractures in 10 % of the cases, hence need to be ruled out.
- From the Department of Radiological Sciences, Diagnostic Radiology Section, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, Puerto Rico Medical Center, Ave Américo Miranda, PO Box 5067, San Juan, PR 00936.