Avulsion Fracture Of Calcaneal Tuberosity And Heel Pad Avulsion : Tension Band Fixation As Novel Fixation 738-739
Dr. Pritish Singh
Registrar Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology,
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical sciences ,
Sewagram – 442102,Wardha, Maharastra, India.
Avulsion fracture of the calcaneal tuberosity with complete tendo-achillis tendon discontinuity is a rare extra-articular injury which is difficult to treat. We present a young male patient who sustained a road traffic accident (RTA) presented with calcaneal tuberosity, complete tendo-achillis and heel pad avulsion in a compound wound. The purpose of this report is to emphasize the comparative rarity of this case particularly those that are due to direct trauma and to highlight that it should be treated urgently to avoid soft tissue complications and with an improved operative technique for the above injury showing immediate full range of motion and early full weight bearing.