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Any advice? What sort of problems may occur in life; after a calcaneus fracture?

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Many possibilities

1. Stiff hindfoot (decreased inversion/eversion) 2.
Painful motion due to arthritis 3. Deformity of foot requiring orthotics/surgery 4. Shortening of leg upto 1" 5. Anterior ankle pain due to malunion of the fracture.

In brief: Many possibilities

1. Stiff hindfoot (decreased inversion/eversion) 2.
Painful motion due to arthritis 3. Deformity of foot requiring orthotics/surgery 4. Shortening of leg upto 1" 5. Anterior ankle pain due to malunion of the fracture.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Dr. Steven Sheskier
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In brief: See below

It may depend on how the fracture was treated, how it occurred.
If there is a residual deformity then you may always have ankle and foot pain and could created hip and low back pain especially if there was compression and shortening of the heel bone.

In brief: See below

It may depend on how the fracture was treated, how it occurred.
If there is a residual deformity then you may always have ankle and foot pain and could created hip and low back pain especially if there was compression and shortening of the heel bone.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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