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SA Orthopaedic Journal

On-line version ISSN 2309-8309
Print version ISSN 1681-150X

Abstract

FERRAO, PNF; SARAGAS, NP; STRYDOM, A  and  TLADI, M. Osteoid osteoma of the hallux: a case report and review of the literature. SA orthop. j. [online]. 2018, vol.17, n.4, pp.52-56. ISSN 2309-8309.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2309-8309/2018/v17n4a7.

Osteoid osteoma (OO) of the phalanges of the foot is a rare occurrence, making it a diagnostic dilemma. Classically OO presents with localised pain, which is worse at night. This pain is often relieved by the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). In the foot however it does not exhibit the classic radiological picture. This makes it difficult to distinguish from a more common diagnosis like infection and inflammation. This diagnosis should be considered in patients with no obvious cause for chronic night foot pain. We present a case of a child with osteoid osteoma of the hallux. Level of evidence: Level 5.

Keywords : osteoid osteoma; hallux; foot; tumour; night pain.

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