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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-17

Bilateral unicameral bone cyst of the calcaneum with unilateral symptoms: An unusual cause for heel pain

Department of Orthopedics, Apollo-Adlux Hospital, Angamaly, Kerala, India

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K R Renjith
Department of Orthopedics, Apollo-Adlux Hospital, Near Adlux Convention Center, Cable Junction, Ernakulam District, National Highway 47, Karukutty, Angamaly - 683 576, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/joasis.joasis_7_20

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Foot is an uncommon location for unicameral bone cyst, and it is widely believed that calcaneal cysts are typically asymptomatic. We report a case of a bilateral calcaneal cyst in a 65-year-old man which produced unilateral symptoms where open curettage and autogenous bone grafting provided a significant symptomatic relief. Our patient had complete symptomatic relief following surgical curettage without any perioperative complications. Calcaneal bone cyst, although rare, forms an important differential diagnosis in patients presenting with heel pain where surgical management can be a viable option in cases refractory to conservative treatment.

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