Lover's fracture

Case contributed by Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz

Presentation

Fall from the ladder. Complain of heel pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Minimally displaced fracture through the body of the calcaneum.

Case Discussion

Lover's fracture is a calcaneal fracture with or without intra or extra-articular.extension. The name "lover's fracture" is derived from the fact that a suitor may jump from great heights while trying to escape from the lover's spouse. There is an important association between lover's fractures and burst fractures of the lumbar spine.

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Case information

rID: 62588
Published: 23rd Aug 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Liaquat National Hospital

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