Lover's fracture

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Fall from a height onto feet. No romance involved.

Patient Data

Age: 34
Gender: Male

Intra-articular fracture of the calcaneum extending into the talocalcaneal joint.

Bohler angle's angle is less than 20 degrees.

Case Discussion

Extensive fracture of the calcaneum with reduction in Bohler's angle (normally 20-40 degrees) with intra-articular extension.

This is a Lover's fracture, albeit LOVE is not always responsbile.  Often its much less exciting like a fall from a height in the construction industry...

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Case information

rID: 50315
Case created: 30th Dec 2016
Last edited: 27th Nov 2017
Tag: rdgh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included