Pseudo-permeative process in talus

Case contributed by Dr Jeffrey Hocking


12 week history of immobilization of right foot on background of Weber C fracture.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Multiple cortical holes noted within the talus with relative sparing of the cortical integrity. Delayed union of Weber C fracture. Minimally displaced avulsion fracture of posterior calcaneus at Achille's insertion. 

Medullary holes with cortical sparing within the talus is again noted, consistent with pseudo-permeative process in bone /disuse osteopenia.

Delayed union of Weber C fracture, with minimal callus formation.

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Case information

rID: 56418
Published: 31st Oct 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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