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When posterior calcaneal spur is subtle causing doubt in diagnosis, objective measurements like posterior calcaneal angle or Fowler's angle, (2) parallel pitch line (3) and ChauveauxLiet angle (4) can aid in the diagnosis.
In the plain films characteristic findings might be seen, including deformed shortened great toes with or without absence of a phalanx, ectopic calcifications within soft tissues, shortened broad femoral necks pseudo-exostoses and prominent calcaneal spur.
Standard plain radiographs of the affected heels were taken to document the presence/absence of calcaneal spur.
Characteristics of diabetic subgroups Calcaneal spur Calcaneal spur p value present (n=72) absent (n=21) Age (years) 60.