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Sept 11, 1967

The Symptomatic Os Trigonum

Author Affiliations

From the Orthopaedic Service, Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital, and the Hospital for Special Surgery. Cornell University Medical Center. New York.

JAMA. 1967;201(11):882-884. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130110108037

Two patients presented with painful heels. The first was relieved by excision of the os trigonum from each heel. The second was relieved by local steroid injection. The os trigonum is not always an insignificant roentgenographic finding, and fracture of the posterior process of the talus does occur and may in time resemble an os trigonum.