Denouement and Discussion
Tailor Talar Bursa
The tailor talar bursa presents as a nontender fluctuant mass on the dorsolateral aspect of the proximal foot. It is usually situated just lateral to the extensor digitorum longus muscle and directly over the lateral aspect of the distal end of the talus. Frequently, it is covered with thickened and sometimes increasingly pigmented skin.Like all superficial bursae, the tailor talar bursa develops in response to chronic irritation. Children who present with these lesions habitually sit cross-legged, tailor fashion, with the talar head pressed against the floor. A less frequent occurrence is the development of thickened skin and a bursa a bursa over the lateral malleolus.
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