Rocker bottom syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Dinesh Brand


Foot pain for investigation.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male

There is evidence of vertical orientation of the talus. The distal surface of the talus is inferiorly angulated resulting in inferior subluxation at the talonavicular joint.

Case Discussion

Vertical talus orientation results in a reduction or even reversal of normal arching of the midfoot, resulting in the 'rocker bottom' syndrome.

Rocker bottom deformity of the foot resulting from vertical talus orientation is an isolated finding and is considered rare. It is best appreciated in the lateral projection.

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Case information

rID: 67137
Published: 25th Mar 2019
Last edited: 26th Mar 2019
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