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  • Common with fall from height landing in the standing position can cause fracture of calcaneus.
  • Accompanied by thoracolumbar injuries
  • Fractures may involve or avoid the subtalar joint.
 
 
  • Simple fractures avoiding subtalar joint may be managed conservatively.
  • Severe subtalar  fractures involve operative intervention.
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Fractures avoiding subtalar joint

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Avulsion of tendo calcaneus and fracture
Fracture of calcaneus involving subtalar joint
 

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Calcaneal fracture

 

 

 

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