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Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery

Osteochondroma of the talar neck

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Case Report

Author Details : Mustafa Nawzad Mahmood*, Rebar Muhammad Noori Fatah

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2020

Article Page : 278-281

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Osteochondroma is the commonest benign bone tumor that occurs most commonly in the metaphysis of
long bones such as the proximal humerus, proximal tibia, distal femur. It is usually asymptomatic, However
it may get painful and interfere with normal walking or sporting activities when it enlarges or when it
impinges on the surrounding structures. Osteochondroma is uncommon around the foot and ankle, and very
rare in the talus. We describe a painful osteochondroma arising from the talar neck in a 9-year-old boy with
a mass effect, causing impingement and interfering with his daily activities. Part of the osteochondroma was
broken, with intact pedicle, it was successfully treated by surgical resection and histopathological studies
confirmed that it was a benign osteochondroma. Although rare in the foot, osteochondroma should be put
as a differential diagnosis of a painful mass around the ankle. well planned thorough surgical resection is
the treatment of choice for a painful intra articular lesion like talar osteochondroma and could render the
patient symptom free with a normal joint function.

Keywords: Osteochondroma, Ankle, Talus, Resection.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijos.2019.056

How to cite : Mahmood M N, Fatah R M N, Osteochondroma of the talar neck. Indian J Orthop Surg 2020;5(4):278-281

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