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Fracture of the bony nucleus of the calcaneous at its junction with the Achilles tendon, often without apparent damage to the cartilage or the periosteum, observed in juveniles. Often there is painful swelling of mucous parts (achillodubia) caused by pressure from the shoes. Occurs mostly at young age.


S. E. P. Haglund:
Über Fraktur des Epiphysenkerns des Calcaneus, nebst allgemeinen Bemerkungen über einige ähnliche juvenile Knockenverletzungen.
Archiv für klinische Chirurgie, Berlin, 1907, 82: 922-930.

Stanley Jablonski:
Jablonski’s Dictionary of Syndromes & Eponymic diseases.
Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida, 1991.

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