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Foot Case 4 History/Physical Exam

Calcaneus fracture with loss of Bohler's angle

History and Physical Exam

The clinician should be especially suspicious for calcaneal fracture:

  • if there is a fall or jump from a height
  • if there is pain upon squeezing the heel
  • if there is ecchymosis that tracks distally to the sole of the foot (the Mondor sign).

Patients will be unable to bear weight.