Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 47, Issue 4, pp 553–562 | Cite as

Symptomatic os talus secundarius: a case report and review of the literature

  • Ozkan KoseEmail author
  • Hasan May
  • Baver Acar
  • Melih Unal
Case Report


Os talus secundarius is an extremely rare accessory ossicle located at the lateral aspect of the talus just anterior to the fibula. Although rarely seen, it may cause lateral-sided chronic ankle pain. Only a few cases of symptomatic os talus secundarius have been reported to date. Herein, a 42-year-old male patient with symptomatic os talus secundarius is presented, and its imaging findings, differential diagnosis, and treatment are discussed.

Level of evidence: Level IV.


Accessory ossicle Foot Os talus secundarius Talus Fracture Symptomatic 



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All procedures in studies involving human participants were performed in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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Informed consent was obtained from the patient.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Orthopedics and Traumatology DepartmentAntalya Training and Research HospitalAntalyaTurkey

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