Essex-Lopresti

ESSEX-LOPRESTI (Br J Surg, 39:395-419, 1952)

Type 1 – Tongue type fracture. Primary fracture line running superior to inferior with a secondary fracture line exiting the posterior aspect of the calcaneus. No STJ involvement
1A – tuberosity fracture
1B – calcaneal-cuboid joint fracture


Type 2 – Joint depression fracture. Secondary fracture line involving STJ.
2A – non-displaced secondary fracture line exits posteriorly

2B – displaced secondary fracture line exits dorsally
2C – comminution