Calcaneal fractures, also known as broken heel bones, are normally caused by automobile accidents or by falling from high places. This type of fracture can cause the heel bone to change in size and shape, and can cause the calcaneus to be pushed into the midfoot. Some symptoms of a calcaneal fracture include:
- Deformity of heel and foot
- Inability to walk or bear weight on the injured foot
Calcaneal fractures are often severe and require surgery. Individuals who suspect this type of fracture should seek medical attention in a prompt fashion. Dr. Radnay will examine the foot and determine the best course of action, which will vary greatly based on the number fractures, the presence of bone fragments, displacement, health of the patient, and the condition of cartilage, the joint, and other surrounding tissues.