Foreign body: foot

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Thorn injury to dorsum of mid foot - 2 yrs. Palpable swelling - dorsum of mid foot.

Patient Data

Age: 35-40 years
Gender: Male

There is a linear echogenic focus (length 4 mm) just deep to skin at site of 'swelling' pointed by patient. It is just lateral to 2nd digit tendon.There is no local collection/granuloma formation. There is no tenosynovitis.

Case Discussion

Patient had history of thorn injury to dorsum of mid foot; about 2 yrs back.  There was palpable 'swelling' (thorn) at site of injury; which was confirmed by ultrasound.

Thorn was removed surgically.

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Case information

rID: 48832
Published: 26th Oct 2016
Last edited: 26th Oct 2016
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