- angle formed by intersection of line drawn from most cephalic point on tuberosity to highest point of posterior facet w/ line from latter to most cephalic part of posterior process of calcaneus;
- measures height of the posterior facet;
- normal range is 20-40 deg, hence comparison views of opposite calcaneus can be helpful;
- decreased tuber angle;
- in most cases, a decrease Bohler's angle implies fracture and disrupted of the posterior facet;
- persistent, severe decreases ( < 0 deg) ofthe tuber angle has been assoc w/ poor long term results, while minor changes may or may not be assiocated w/ bad outcome
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 1:33 pm