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January 10, 1925

LATE POST-TRAUMATIC COMPRESSION OF THE OS CALCIS

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SANTA BARBARA, CALIF.

JAMA. 1925;84(2):80-81. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660280006003

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Abstract

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

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