Lover's fracture

Case contributed by Dr Fateme Hosseinabadi


Jumped from a height

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Bilateral comminuted calcaneal fracture extending to the subtalar joint.

Case Discussion

Lover's fracture, also known as Don Juan or Casanova fracture is a type of calcaneal fracture. Axial load injury due to a fall from height and landing on the heels is the common mechanism.

Burst fracture of the lumbar or thoracic spine is a related finding.

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Case information

rID: 75728
Published: 6th Apr 2020
Last edited: 8th Apr 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Zahedan medical university

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