Causes Diagnosis Management
  • Common with heavy objects falling on foot.
  • May cause tarsal and metatarsal injuries
  • Includes bruising, crushing, contusion and other injuries to soft tissues.
  • Reduction.
  • Swelling should be treated by elevation.
  • Early mobilization with elevation is essential and also well padded plasters
  • Use below the knee walking plasters after reduction in swelling
  • Decompress nail bed by drilling away hematoma which is quite painful.


Fracture of calcaneus involving subtalar joint

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Talus dislocatinon. Click for anatomy