Author(s): Bojani I, Rogoi S, Mahnik A, Smoljanovi T
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Abstract The case of a 30-year-old male with a history of pain in his left ankle is presented. The pain was described as predominantly nocturnal and frequently relieved by the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Computed tomography indicated a diagnosis of an osteoid osteoma in the posteromedial portion of the tibia. The patient underwent excision of the tumor using 2-portal posterior ankle arthroscopy. A clearly visualized nidus was removed using a combination of a cochlea and shaver. Histopathologic analysis of the resected tissue confirmed the diagnosis of an osteoid osteoma. The patient reported immediate relief of the pain and was rapidly allowed to bear weight on the foot. During regular follow-up, he had no pain recurrence and his joint mobility was normal. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the removal of an osteoid osteoma of the ankle using 2-portal posterior ankle arthroscopy. Copyright © 2012 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in J Foot Ankle Surg
and referenced in Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research