Calcaneal avulsion fractures: complications from delayed treatment.

@article{Hess2008CalcanealAF,
  title={Calcaneal avulsion fractures: complications from delayed treatment.},
  author={Matthew Hess and Branyan Booth and Richard T. Laughlin},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          254.e1-4
        }
}
Calcaneal fractures represent approximately 2% of all fractures, of which 25% to 40% are classified as extra-articular in nature. Most calcaneal fractures are closed injuries that are treated nonoperatively, or if treated operatively, surgery is delayed to allow subsidence of swelling. The purpose of this article is to highlight a subset of calcaneal fractures that should be addressed urgently. Calcaneal tuberosity avulsion fractures often compromise the thin posterior skin that covers the… CONTINUE READING
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