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Nail foreign body, calcaneus

Case submitted by Jason Harrill, DPM, FACFAOM

A pneumatic nailing device shot this large nail through the boot of a 45-year-old carpenter and into his calcaneus. The shoe and nail were removed surgically and the patient was placed on antibiotics. The wound healed without complication. He did need a new pair of boots, though!