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A misdiagnosed fracture of the calcaneum
  1. S Cutts,
  2. M S Morris
  1. Warwick General Hospital, Lakin Road, Warwick CV34 5BW
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Cutts (stevenfrcs{at}

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