Posterior Talar Intraosseous Ganglion Treated with Arthroscopic Debridement, Microfracture and Injectable Bone Graft Substitute
Roland Walker*, William J Nash, Rajiv S Patel and Sam Singh
Orthopaedic Department, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, UK
- *Corresponding Author:
- Roland Walker
FRCS (Tr&Orth), Foot & Ankle Fellow
Orthopaedic Department, Guy’s Hospital
Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT, UK
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 28, 2014; Accepted Date: August 07, 2014; Published Date: August 09, 2014
Citation: Walker R, Nash WJ, Patel RS, Singh S (2014) Posterior Talar Intraosseous Ganglion Treated with Arthroscopic Debridement, Microfracture and Injectable Bone Graft Substitute. J Sports Med Doping Stud 4:143. doi: 10.4172/2161-0673.1000143
Copyright: © 2014 Walker R, 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.
We report the case of a 57 year old female patient presenting with longstanding diffuse ankle pain. SPECT-CT was useful in making the diagnosis of an intraosseous ganglion of the posterior talus. The patient was treated with posterior arthroscopic debridement of the cyst via a two portal approach and grafting with an injectable synthetic bone graft substitute (PRO-DENSE®). The patient experienced rapid relief of pain and made a quick recovery. The surgical technique is discussed as well as a review of the current literature.