Insufficiency fracture - calcaneum

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Foot pain.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Diffuse edema throughout the bone marrow with marked surrounding soft tissue swelling, posterior subtalar joint fluid and subtle linear defect consistent with fracture (arrow). Fracture line more easily detected on T1 (arrow).

Subtle line of sclerosis at the site of MRI abnormality. Note bone density seems reduced and DEXA was consistent with marked osetoporosis

Case Discussion

Insufficiency fracture in osteoporotic bone. 

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Case information

rID: 16661
Published: 7th Feb 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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