Avulsion Fracture of the Calcaneal Tuberosity: Case Report and Literature Review

Avulsion fractures of the calcaneal tuberosity are predominantly seen in patients with poor bone quality, the commonly used lag screw fixation might not be strong enough even with bony fragments of sufficient size. We present a case of a closed displaced avulsion fracture of the calcaneal tuberosity due to blunt trauma to the calf in a 74-year-old female. Open reduction and internal fixation with two 3.5-mm cannulated cortical screws with washers was performed, and anatomic reduction was achieved.

Avulsion fractures of the calcaneal tuberosity are predominantly seen in patients with poor bone quality, the commonly used lag screw fixation might not be strong enough even with bony fragments of sufficient size. We present a case of a closed displaced avulsion fracture of the calcaneal tuberosity due to blunt trauma to the calf in a 74-year-old female. Open reduction and internal fixation with two 3.5-mm cannulated cortical screws with washers was performed, and anatomic reduction was achieved.

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Avulsion Fracture of the Calcaneal Tuberosity: Case Report and Literature Review