Avulsion Fracture of Tuberositas Calcanei
Ilksen GURKAN, Hakan ATALAR, Hakan KINIK, Ertan MERGEN
Ibn-i Sina Hastanesi Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dali 06100, SIHHIYE, ANKARA, TURKEY
Keywords: Avulsion fracture, tuberositas calcanei
Avulsion fracture of tuberositas calcanei is rarely seen. In this type of fracture, sudden contraction of Achille's tendon is the responsible mechanism. Osteoporosis and diabetes mellitus are the predisposing factors. An avulsion fracture of tuberositas calcanei is presented.