Bones include talus and calcaneus (known as heel). Hindfoot fractures take a long time to heal, with or without surgery.

Mechanism of injury: It takes a lot of force to fracture the bones in the hindfoot. Injuries most frequently result from car crashes or falls from a significant height, and snowboarding (which is becoming more common nowadays).

Clinical Features: Hindfoot fractures cause pain, swelling, and bruising. One will not be able to put weight on your foot to stand or walk.

Diagnosis: X-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans are used to diagnose the location of the fracture and if the broken bones have moved out of place or not.Treatment: The patient should not keep weight on the leg and should apply ice to reduce swelling. The limb is immobilized and the orthopaedic surgeon should be consulted as early as possible for the final management.