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Calcaneal avulsion fracture
  1. T F Platts-Mills,
  2. M D Burg,
  3. Z T Pollack
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University Medical Center, Fresno, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 T F Platts-Mills
 Department of Emergency Medicine, University Medical Center, 445 S Cedar Ave, Room 275, Fresno, CA 93702-2907, USA; tplattsmills{at}yahoo.com

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Calcaneal avulsion fractures may occur spontaneously, most often in patients with diabetes. The fracture may be missed because of the absence of trauma and the absence of tenderness in either malleolus. Operative fixation is usually required.

A 59-year-old woman with diabetes presented …

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