CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Joints 2018; 06(01): 065-067
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1617416
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Giant Cells Osseous Tumor in the Tarsal Canal after Lateral Ankle Sprain

Marcello Lughi
1  AUSL della Romagna, Presidio Ospedaliero di Forlì, Forlì, Italy
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Publication History

27 June 2017

29 October 2017

Publication Date:
02 January 2018 (eFirst)



Ankle sprain can cause injuries to the anatomic structures surrounding the tibiotarsal joint. A possible extra-articular pathology is to be hypothesized and diagnosed as early as possible. The subtalar joint, for anatomical and functional reasons, is one of the most damaged joints following an ankle sprain. In spite of this, its involvement is often underestimated. The clinical case presented in the present article is referred to a giant cells osseous tumor in the tarsal canal that was diagnosed 2 months after an inversion ankle sprain.