Os calcaneus secundarius

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

 Os calcaneus secundarius is seen as an accessory ossicle of the anterior calcaneal process.

 The otherwise exam is unremarkable.

Case Discussion

The main differential diagnosis is an anterior calcaneus process fracture. It could be difficult to distinguish it from an os calcaneus secundarius, especially if the suspected fracture is subacute or chronic in nature.

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Case information

rID: 63618
Published: 14th Oct 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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