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Osteoid osteoma as a cause of anterior ankle pain in a runner
  1. Konstantinos Tsitskaris,
  2. Rowland Illing,
  3. Charles House,
  4. Michael J Oddy
  1. University College Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Michael J Oddy, mike.oddy{at}


We report the case of an osteoid osteoma in the dorsal talar neck of a healthy long-distance runner, masquerading as anterior ankle impingement syndrome. We discuss the diagnosis and successful treatment using percutaneous CT-guided laser photocoagulation. A concise review of the principles of the management of osteoid osteomas is also presented.

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