Unique case: Woman suffers bilateral broken heel spurs in fall

The case is a timely reminder for doctors to consider heel spur fracture in patients presenting with heel pain, say doctors

Heel pain is rife among middle-aged patients, but one patient has turned a common ailment into a unique injury, breaking off the calcaneal spur on both heels in a fall.

Non-union of the bilateral broken calcaneal spur
Plain radiograph showing non-union of the bilateral broken calcaneal spur.

The 53-year-old woman presented to the orthopaedic outpatient clinic of the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in

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