Foreign body in foot

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Thorn injury - medial hind foot - 22 days.

Patient Data

Age: 50 yrs
Gender: Male

A linear foreign body is noted in region of interest.

 Length - 30 mm

 Directed perpendicular to skin.

Tt penetrates two msucles.

 It is between two braches of posteior tibial artery.

 Superficial tip - 3 mm from skin. Granuloma ( 17 x 17 x 6 mm ) is noted around tip.

 Distal end - Near bone cortex. No bone erosion is noted.

 Tract is noted around foreign body.


PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 19995
Published: 28th Oct 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.