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.