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Fatigue Fracture of the Calcaneus: A Case Report
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 ofdoi:10.4172/2329-910x.1000132 fatcat:lm3ibmniobbrdbk3jmn627ucwa