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Case Report

Fatigue Fracture of the Calcaneus: A Case Report

Karin M Eggink, Eric EJ Raven and Pieter HJ Bullens*
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gelre Hospital, The Netherlands
Corresponding Author : Dr. Pieter HJ Bullens
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gelre Hospital
Albert Schweitzerlaan 31, 7334 DZ Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Tel: (055) 581 81 81
E-mail: [email protected]
Received December 26, 2013; Accepted February 19, 2014; Published February 25, 2014
Citation: Eggink KM, Raven EEJ, Bullens P (2014) Fatigue Fracture of the Calcaneus: A Case Report. Clin Res Foot Ankle 2:132. doi:10.4172/2329-910X.1000132
Copyright: © 2014 Eggink KM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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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 spontaneous calcaneus fracture and should be investigated.