Avulsion fracture of the calcaneal tuberosity: diagnosis and treatment
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Avulsion fracture of the calcaneal tuberosity: diagnosis and treatment

Anna Kabenla Nurse practitioner in the department of emergency medicine, Basildon Hospital, Essex
Hadi Alhomsi Nurse practitioner in the department of emergency medicine, Basildon Hospital, Essex

Anna Kabenla and Hadi Alhomsi provide a case study and the results of a literature review to explore the management of a rare form of fracture in the heel

Avulsion calcaneal tuberosity fracture is an uncommon but potentially serious condition, with delays in treatment sometimes leading to long-term pain, disability and functional limitation. In this article, the authors refer to a case study of a patient with a fractured calcaneal tuberosity and multiple metatarsal fractures. They also discuss the results of a literature review of fracture patterns and classifications that can aid treatment.

Emergency Nurse. 20, 10,25-27. doi: 10.7748/en2013.03.20.10.25.e1118

Correspondence

a.kabenla@btinternet.com

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 08 November 2012

Accepted: 11 February 2013