Diagnosing And Treating Calcaneal Tuberosity Fractures

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Diagnosing And Treating Calcaneal Tuberosity Fractures

Author(s): 
Saleena Niehaus, DPM, and Les Niehaus, DPM, FACFAS

Calcaneal fractures and their complications can lead to long-term problems for athletes, which can make it difficult to resume play. Tuberosity avulsion fractures of the calcaneus are rare, accounting for 1.3 to 2.7 percent of all calcaneal fractures.1 These fractures involve the posterosuperior aspect of the calcaneus and are not within the subtalar joint.2

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