Calcaneal Fractures

Calcaneal fractures occur in the calcaneus on (heel bone), often as a result of great force. The diagnosis is made by radiography and, if necessary, a CT. Treatment requires orthopedic consultation and includes plastering and sometimes surgery. Calcaneal fractures are serious, but rare injuries; they account for only 1 to 2% of all fractures. However, they can, if not diagnosed and treated promptly, lead to long-term disabilities. Up to 10%…

September 3, 2018