Tarsal coalition

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Long standing lateral ankle and subtalar joint pain

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
MRI

Boney tarsal coalition between the anterior process of the calcaneum and navicula (arrow) - substantial bone marrow edema at this coalition indicates a secondary stress reaction as well as secondary arthritic change in the calcaneo-cuboid joint.

Case Discussion

Calcaneonavicular coalition can cause foot and ankle pain and stiffness.  

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