Fracture of the Heel Bone (Calcaneus)

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Fracture of the Heel Bone (Calcaneus)

This condition is a break in the heel bone, called the calcaneus, which forms the back of the foot. This bone supports the foot and is important for normal walking.

What is a heel bone (calcaneus) fracture?

This detailed video describes a heel bone fracture, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment options include use of a cast, splint or brace, anti-inflammatory medication, cold compress, and therapy after the removal of a splint. In cases where the bones of the foot and ankle have moved out of alignment, surgery may be required.