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Osteoporos Int. 2015 Sep;26(9):2381-4. doi: 10.1007/s00198-015-3111-4. Epub 2015 Apr 8.

A tuber calcanei avulsion fracture developed on the basis of idiopathic osteoporosis in a young male: a case report.

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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kocaeli Derince Education and Research Hospital, Derince, Kocaeli, Turkey,


Calcaneus fractures constitute 1.2 % of all fractures. Tuber calcanei avulsion fractures constitute 1.3-2.7 % of calcaneus fractures. Osteoporosis, osteomalacia, and diabetes mellitus have been reported to increase the risk of development of these fractures. It has been reported that tuber calcanei avulsion fractures in elderly females might develop due to osteoporosis. As far as we know, no tuber calcanei avulsion fracture developing on the basis of osteoporosis without presence of a trauma has been reported in young males in the literature. In the current case report, a 41-year-old male patient who was admitted with complaints of pain in the left heel and diagnosed with calcaneal avulsion fracture that developed on the basis of idiopathic osteoporosis and who was treated with conservative methods was presented.

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