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Osteochondral Defect of the Calcaneocuboid Joint: A Case Study

Published:February 22, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jfas.2018.09.013

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      Osteochondral lesions (OCLs) are injuries affecting the articular cartilage surface of a joint. OCLs are well reported in the literature to affect the knee, talus, tibia, navicular, and first metatarsal. This rare case of a bipolar osteochondral lesion of the cuboid and calcaneus presented as lateral heel pain after a traumatic injury. After an unsuccessful course of conservative therapy, the lesion was treated with curettage and application juvenile particulate cartilage allograft. Eight months postoperatively, the patient was ambulating in supportive shoe gear without pain. The mechanism of injury leading to calcaneocuboid joint osteochondral lesions is not clearly understood. It is also questionable whether anatomic variances are contributory. Regardless of causality, OCLs should be included in the differential diagnoses for patients presenting with calcaneocuboid joint or lateral hindfoot pain.

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