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Hindfoot ligament sprains are quite rare and often seen as a repetitive microtrauma brought about by supination. Physical exam may reveal pain and swelling about the calcaneus; however, there may be no physical exam findings. Plain radiographs are often acceptable in diagnosing these injuries. Many of them may improve with nonoperative treatment modalities. However, if there is greater than 10° of angulation on varus stress views or a large bony fragment seen on plain radiograph, operative fixation may be required to restore appropriate walking gait. It is important to note that because of the rarity of these injuries, they have not been studied extensively for treatment outcomes.
KeywordsHindfoot sprain Subtalar joint
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