This patient presented to the office with a bone cyst in the calcaneus. The patient was very active and enjoyed numerous sporting activities. The first xray reveals a large cyst in the calcaneus. The majority of these cysts are unicameral or aneurysmal bone cysts. This type of cyst can be a source of heel pain or aching in the foot.
- Lateral preoperative xray revealing large cyst in the calcaneus.
The patient was taken to the operating room and the large cyst was identified, removed and packed with bone chips.
- Intraoperative fluroscopic image after the cyst has been removed and packed with bone grafting material.
The patient healed uneventfully and has returned to full participation in activities with no limitations.
- The cyst has been completely removed and is filling in nicely with new bone.