The calcaneus is the heel bone of the foot and is the most frequently fractured foot bone
With the calcaneus being the biggest bone in the foot, it has a major role in biomechanics (Dhillon, 2013). The calcaneus functions as a vertical support for one’s body weight, providing support for and maintaining the lateral column of the foot.
Injury occurs as a result of falls from heights and twisting injuries. Or through a pathological process such as osteoporosis, cysts and tumors. Any fracture that impairs one of these functions substantially affects the person’s gait if not restored
Management involves immobilisation and /or surgical reconstruction and rehabilitation to increase range of motion and strength to the joint complex
Dhillon M. S., 2013, Fractures of the Calcaneus, J.P. Medical Ltd, London, UK, p. 1