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Osteochondroma of the talus: three varying cases
  1. Saurabh Kumar,
  2. Ish Kumar Dhammi,
  3. Anil Kumar Jain and
  4. Pratyush Shahi
  1. Orthopaedics, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Pratyush Shahi; pratyushshahi{at}


Osteochondroma of the talus is a rare entity that can cause pain, swelling, restriction of movements, synovitis and tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS). We present three such cases with varying presentation. Case 1 presented with synovitis of the ankle along with a bifocal origin of the talar osteochondroma. Case 2 presented with TTS as a result of compression of the posterior tibial nerve. Case 3 presented with deformity of the foot. In all the three cases, the mass was excised en bloc and histologically proven to be osteochondroma. In case 3, the ankle joint was reconstructed with plate, bone graft and arthrodesis of the inferior tibiofibular joint. All the three cases had good clinical outcomes.

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  • Contributors SK, IKD and AKJ had the idea of the article, wrote the manuscript and were involved in patients care. PS did the literature search and wrote the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.