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In going through the literature on fractures of the os calcis, I find no reference to a traumatic entity which appeals to me to be of great importance; especially so in industrial cases and litigation in connection with them or malpractice suits. This I will term "post-traumatic calcaneitis."
During the last few years I have seen in consultation cases of trauma to the os calcis, caused by falls on the heel, in which the patient fell from 5 to 10 feet, in which the physical examination and roentgenogram showed no bony or other pathologic changes at the time of injury, but that subsequently developed a severe condition, which I will describe later.
As a coincidence I have had three cases of post-traumatic spondylitis, the condition which was described by Kümmell in 1895. He reported six cases of this condition, which is now known as Kümmell's disease.
It was the similarity
SCHURMEIER HL. LATE POST-TRAUMATIC COMPRESSION OF THE OS CALCIS. JAMA. 1925;84(2):80–81. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660280006003
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