Calcaneal Osteochondroma – A Case Report


  • Ahmad Shams Nasir Resident, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Unit-1, Services Hospital, Lahore
  • Muhammad Zahid Shafique Senior Registrar, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Unit-1, Services Hospital Lahore
  • Jawad Asghar Chishty Medical Officer, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Unit-1, Services Hospital Lahore
  • Aliza Latif Aftab House Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore
  • Aiza Latif Aftab Resident, Department of Plastic Surgery, Sheikh Zayed Hospital Lahore


Bone tumor, Calcaneal Osteochondroma, Chondrosarcoma


Osteochondroma is the most common benign chondrogenic lesion of the skeleton. Arising mostly in the long bones of the appendicular skeleton but may involve flat bones as well. Calcaneum however, is an uncommon site. True incidence is still unknown as many are asymptomatic, growing during childhood through adolescent until skeletal maturity. These are managed conservatively in majority of cases. If persists or grows during adulthood with acute onset of pain should raise suspicion of malignant transformation to a chondrosarcoma which warrants its surgical excision. We present the clinical and radiological finding of a 15-year-old male with a solitary osteochondroma (35mm x 26mm) on the inferolateral aspect of right calcaneus, followed by surgical excision. Histopathology showed no malignancy and there was no recurrence at 1 year follow up.


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Ahmad Shams Nasir, Muhammad Zahid Shafique, Jawad Asghar Chishty, Aliza Latif Aftab, & Aiza Latif Aftab. (2020). Calcaneal Osteochondroma – A Case Report. Journal of Pakistan Orthopaedic Association, 32(02), 66–69. Retrieved from