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Calcaneus Fracture After An Accident

A client is walking in a parking lot and a car runs over his foot. He feels horrible pain in his heel. He is unable to walk and he's taken to the emergency room. The client is x-rayed and his heel looks like this. You can see the fractured heel in this x-ray. 

Calcaneus fracture after an accident

Treatment for calcaneus fracture 

Some doctors will recommend casting and non-weightbearing. Other doctors will put the client in a walking boot. I do not treat these conditions, but in the patients and clients that I followed over the years, the folks who were non-weight bearing did better. As a personal injury attorney, my concern are the possible complications a client can experience. Some of the complications include: 

  • Infection/osteomyelitis 
  • Non-union or mal-union of the bone 
  • Achilles tendon injury 
  • Post traumatic arthritis 

Compensation available for Calcaneus Fractures 

If you fractured your heel because of someone else's negligence you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. The law allows compensation for:  

calcaneus fracture pedestrian accident
  • Medical and hospital expenses 
  • Pain and suffering. If a motor vehicle accident, you have to establish that you have suffered a permanent injury or significant scarring or loss of an important bodily function 
  • Past wage loss
  • Loss earning capacity

If you have any questions, call (352) 267-9168

Photo Attribution: 

Calcaneus x-ray: By Jojo - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Calcaneus CT: By James Heilman, MD - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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