Calcaneal osteochondritis: A new overuse injury

Franklin Lokiec, Shlomo Wientroub*

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This is a case report of osteochondritis of the medial plantar apophysis of the calcaneus presenting as medial plantar heel pain in a 15-year-old basketball player. The lesion was detected radiographically and by increased focal uptake on bone scan. Conservative treatment resulted in complete pain relief and normal Calcaneal appearance with union of the osteochondral fragment. No recurrence was noted during 3 years of follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1998


  • Osteochondral calcaneal fragment
  • Overuse injury
  • Plantar calcaneal osteochondritis


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