Fatigue Fracture of the Calcaneus: A Case Report

Karin M Eggink
2014 Clinical Research on Foot & Ankle  
We describe the clinical presentation of a 47-year old woman, presenting with heel pain and swelling around the calcaneus. No trauma had occurred, but radiographic evaluation showed a calcaneal fracture. The conservative treatment resulted in a malunion in varus which lead to multiple ankle sprains necessitating surgical correction. A spontaneous calcaneus fracture is a rare diagnosis, can be easily misdiagnosed and may result in malunion. Different risk factors exist for the predisposition of
more » ... pontaneous calcaneus fracture and should be investigated.
doi:10.4172/2329-910x.1000132 fatcat:lm3ibmniobbrdbk3jmn627ucwa