Avulsion Fracture of the Calcaneal Tuberosity: Classification and Its Characteristics

Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery, 06/08/2012

The avulsion patterns of the calcaneal tuberosity fractures are the result of several factors including the bony density level, the mechanism of injury and the fibers of the Achilles tendon that transmit the force. Accurate diagnosis of type III and IV is dependant on MRI technology to confirm the specific location of the injury and provide proper patient treatment therapeutics.

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