Foot Case 4 Background
Calcaneus fracture with loss of Bohler's angle
The calcaneus is the most frequently fractured tarsal bone. The mechanism of injury typically is a high energy axial load on the heel.
Typical causes include:
- fall from height (usually at least 6 feet)
- impact on a hard surface while running or jumping.
Less severe extra-articular fractures occur from avulsion with abrupt contraction of the Achilles tendon and stress fracture.