LEG AND FOOTFracture of the sustentaculum tali of the calcaneus in pediatric age: a case reportHuri, Gazia b; Atay, Ahmet Ozgurb; Leblebicioğlu, Gursel Ahmetb; Doral, Mahmut NedimbAuthor Information aDepartment of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Gölcük Military Hospital, Kocaeli bDepartment of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey Correspondence to Dr Gazi Huri, MD, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji A.D, Gölcük Asker, Hastanesi, Kocaeli, Turkey Tel: +90 532 486 91 55; fax: +90 312 310 0161; e-mail: [email protected] Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: November 2009 - Volume 18 - Issue 6 - p 354-356 doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e32832f0662 Buy Metrics Abstract There has been no earlier report in the literature on sustentaculum tali fractures in children (pediatric age). Here a pediatric case of a sustentaculum tali fracture that has not been previously reported in the literature is reported. A 9-year-old boy who presented with sustentaculum tali fracture and concomitant deltoid ligament rupture, 1 month after the injury, underwent fragment excision and reconstruction of the deltoid ligament. Radiography, computed tomography and MRI findings are discussed. This is a case report that describes the presentation and management of a comparatively rare and often miss-diagnosed fracture of sustentaculum tali in pediatric age. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.