Bilateral fracture-dislocation of the calcaneus

a rare case report

Keywords: Fracture-dislocation, Calcaneus/surgery, Subtalar joint, Minimally invasive surgical procedures


The calcaneus is the most commonly fractured tarsal bone. However, locked fracture-dislocation of the calcaneus is a rare condition because of the bone and ligament stability between the calcaneus, talus, and cuboid. We report the unique features of a case of bilateral fracture-dislocation of the calcaneus, including open fractures, bilateral fibular dislocation, and bilateral interposition of the flexor hallucis longus tendon at the fracture site. A literature review identified only 19 cases of locked fracture-dislocation, but none of these cases involved the combination of injuries observed in this case. Fracture of the calcaneus may be associated with a variety of injuries requiring proper diagnosis and treatment.

Level of evidence V; Therapeutic Studies; Expert Opinion.

How to Cite
Abdul Ghani, M. B., Barroco, R. dos S., Miranda, B. R. de, & Oliveira, L. Z. P. de. (2018). Bilateral fracture-dislocation of the calcaneus: a rare case report. Scientific Journal of the Foot & Ankle, 12(2), 164-169.