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Am J Emerg Med. 2004 Nov;22(7):607-11.

Orthopedic pitfalls in the ED: calcaneal fractures.

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  • 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04102, USA.


Fractures of the calcaneus are usually associated with a high-force mechanism, which frequently can involve associated injuries and prolonged disability. Due to distracting injury and variations in clinical findings, calcaneal fractures may be initially missed or misdiagnosed. This review article examines the clinical presentation, diagnostic techniques, and management of calcaneal fractures applicable to the emergency practitioner.

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