Spontaneous osteonecrosis of the talar head

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Foot pain on weight bearing. No history of trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female

Diffuse bone edema of the talar head and adjacent neck. Small signal void subchondrla lines parallel to the  joint surface of the talar head. Slightly narrowed joint spaces. No further signs of degenerative joint disease.

Case Discussion

This finding is quite rare in the talar head. It probably has the same etiology as spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee or Freibergs infraction of the 2nd metatarsal.

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Case information

rID: 24785
Published: 12th Sep 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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