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CASE REPORT

Unilateral Painful Os Trigonum Syndrome in an Indian Housewife: A Rare Case Report

Rachit Gulati

Keywords : Os trigonum, Talus,Ankle pain

Citation Information : Gulati R. Unilateral Painful Os Trigonum Syndrome in an Indian Housewife: A Rare Case Report. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2018; 29 (1):20-23.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10066-0021

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 00-03-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The os trigonum is a tiny bone found on the posterolateral aspect of the talus. It has a separate ossification center which does not unite with the talus itself. It is difficult to make the diagnosis, as clinical features and physical examination findings mimic those that occur with conditions related to flexor hallucis longus, an accessory soleus muscle, peroneal tendons, tibialis posterior, or arthritis of the posterior subtalar or tibiotalar joints. Misdiagnosis may lead to inadequate management which includes early weight bearing and unrelieved symptoms. This syndrome is found mostly in ballet dancers, runners, and soccer players.


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