Os supratalare

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Rolled ankle. Painful and swollen.

Patient Data

Age: 26
Gender: Female


No fracture or malalignment. Well-corticated bony fragment lies superior to the talar neck and represents an accessory ossicle (os supratalare). Soft tissue swelling over the lateral malleolus.

Annotated image

Red circle highlights position of the os supratalare.

Case Discussion

An os supratalare is an accessory ossicle that projects superiorly to the head or neck of the talus. It can often be confused for an accessory navicular or os talotibiale or an avulsion fracture. 

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Case information

rID: 26324
Published: 13th Dec 2013
Last edited: 4th Sep 2015
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