Outcome of resection of a symptomatic os trigonum.

  title={Outcome of resection of a symptomatic os trigonum.},
  author={Yigal Abramowitz and Ronit A Wollstein and Yair Barzilay and Eli London and Yoav Matan and Shay Shabat and Meir Nyska},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={85-A 6},
BACKGROUND While an os trigonum at the posterolateral aspect of the talus is usually asymptomatic, this inconsistently present accessory bone has been associated with persistent posterior ankle pain, which has been described as the os trigonum syndrome. We present the clinical results of excision of the os trigonum through a posterolateral approach and report several factors affecting the clinical outcome. METHODS During a five-year period from 1994 through 1999, forty-one patients had a… CONTINUE READING