Types of Calcaneus Fractures: Stress, Hairline & Avulsion


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A type of stress fracture, a _____ is a fine fracture and can be difficult to see on an X-ray.

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1. This type of fracture is caused by ligaments or tendons pulling away from the bone and breaking off fragments in the process.

2. The mnemonic 'RICE' can be used in treating a calcaneal fracture. It stands for:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate how much you know about various kinds of calcaneus fractures with this quiz and worksheet. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know about at least two different types of calcaneus fractures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will confirm your knowledge of the following:

  • A stress fracture that's hard to see on an X-ray
  • A fracture caused by ligaments or tendons pulling away from the bone
  • What 'RICE' stands for
  • Who's at risk for a calcaneal stress fracture
  • The heal time for a calcaneal fracture that does not require surgery

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different kinds of calcaneus fractures
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the amount of time it takes a calcaneal fracture to heal and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding 'RICE'

Additional Learning

Further your understanding of this kind of injury with the lesson titled Types of Calcaneus Fractures: Stress, Hairline & Avulsion. Here are a few examples of what you'll find in the lesson:

  • An overview of different types of calcaneal fractures
  • What usually causes calcaneal fractures
  • Different activities known to cause stress fractures