Author(s): Prof. Dr. S Veera Kumar and Dr. Kathir Azhagan S
Abstract: Osteochondroma or exostosis is the most common benign bone tumor, and occurring frequently around knee and proximal humerus. It rarely affects pelvis, vertebra, spine. Osteochondroma of talus is a very rare . We report a rare case of extensive osteochondroma of the talus in a 50 year old male presenting with swelling around the ankle and symptoms suggestive of tarsal tunnel syndrome. En-block excision of the multiple masses was done. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of osteochondroma. Although most of the osteochondromas are being treated conservatively, those presenting with pain, multiple swellings, restriction of movements should be treated with surgical excision. Careful Excision is a successful method of treatment for symptomatic osteochondromas with low recurrence.