Osteoid Osteoma of the Talus: Rare entity, Rare Presentation and a Novel Method of Management: A Case Report
George Mathew Srampickal* and Thomas Palocaren
Department of Orthopaedics, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- George Mathew Srampickal
Department of Orthopaedics, Christian Medical College and Hospital
Vellore, Tamilnadu, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 02, 2016; Accepted date: September 01, 2016; Published date: September 08, 2016
Citation: Srampickal GM, Palocaren T (2016) Osteoid Osteoma of the Talus: Rare entity, Rare Presentation and a Novel Method of Management: A Case Report. Clin Res Foot Ankle 4:201. doi:10.4172/2329-910X.1000201
Copyright: © 2016 Srampickal GM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Osteoid osteoma is a rare entity in the tarsal bones especially in children. High degree of suspicion is needed for early diagnosis and delay in diagnosis can cause significant disability. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is safe, minimally invasive method especially to treat juxta-articular and inaccessible lesions. Atypical Osteoid osteoma can present with clinical features similar to that monoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis. This case highlights the unique features of a rare entity and a successful method of treating Osteoid Osteoma of the Talus with radiofrequency ablation after procuring tissue for biopsy by a novel method.