Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Calcaneal Fracture Malunion Overview

What is a calcaneal fracture malunion?
A person with a calcaneal fracture has broken the heel bone. The calcaneus bone is a strong bone that is difficult to fracture. The most common mechanism of injury is a fall onto the heels from a significant height. A person with a calcaneal fracture malunion has a calcaneal fracture that fails to heal properly. Calcaneal fracture malunion is a serious complication of calcaneus fracture that can lead to significant long term disability.

Last Updated: May 25, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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