Lover's fracture

Case contributed by Ian Bickle
Diagnosis certain


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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