Do I need surgery for a Heel Bone Fracture?

If you have a heel bone fracture, it may require surgery, but not always. It depends on the severity of the injury.  If it is a small fracture, you may only need a cast, but if it’s a more serious break, a surgical procedure will likely be required. Typically this entails inserting a metal plate with screws to correct the alignment of the bone. 

Through use of x-rays, your podiatrist will be able to evaluate your injury and recommend an appropriate treatment option. Whether surgery or not, you will have to stop all weight-bearing activities until the bone has time to heal.

If you are suffering from a heel bone fracture, call Dr. Harvey Danciger at (760) 568-0108 to schedule an appointment today.  Our office is located in Palm Desert CA, or you can visit us online. A break in your heel bone can be debilitating, but with our help you’ll be back on your feet before you know it.

Dr. Harvey Danciger
Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle