In Reply We appreciate the thoughtful contribution to the differential diagnosis and recommended investigations offered by Uzoigwe et al regarding the care of the patient mentioned in our article.1 He went on to have a magnetic resonance imaging scan of his ankle in follow-up, which revealed a homogenous, cystic structure in the calcaneus with peripheral rim enhancement and T2 hyperintensity. This finding was consistent with a unicameral bone cyst.2 The magnetic resonance imaging findings did not suggest osteomyelitis or abscess.2,3 The patient’s symptoms completely resolved, further reinforcing the benign nature of these findings.
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Russek NS, Detsky AS, Quinn KL. Clinical Uncertainty—Reply. JAMA Intern Med. Published online June 15, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1686
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