Subacute osteomyelitis of talus: an unusual presentation of
Published in the International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics, the authors present a case of a 9-year-old female who reported with symptoms of limp and pain in the right ankle region along with swelling. Prominent systemic features of osteomyelitis were lacking. The delay in diagnosis from limping to diagnosis confirmation and hospital admission was 6 days.

The final diagnosis was made after a detailed radiological investigation and open sampling and curettage. It was the treated conservatively, and after 6 weeks of treatment, a radiological improvement was noted.

Clinical Pearls:-
- In a limping child with ankle pain, subacute osteomyelitis of talus should be kept in mind as a differential and it can be successfully treated in outpatient basis with conservative management.

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