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J Trauma Inj. 2018 Aug;31(2):112-116. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2018.31.2.112
Kim TS , Oh CW , Kim JW , Park KH .
Regional Trauma Center, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea. cwoh@knu.ac.kr
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea.
Abstract

Calcaneal fractures are quite often seen in patients with axial loading injury. In the tongue-type of calcaneusal fractures or tuberosity avulsion fractures, bone fragments are often superiorly and posteriorly displaced, because of the insertion of the Achilles tendon and pull of the gastroc-soleus complex. The Ddisplaced bone fragment compresses the soft tissues, leading tothat makes skin necrosis. To prevent further soft tissue injury, early recognition of the injury by the emergency physician and immediate orthopedic consultation is needed.

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