Chondroblastoma of the anterior process of calcaneus: a case report


  • Manjunath Nishani Department of Orthopedics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
  • Tarkik Thami Department of Orthopedics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
  • Tarvinder Singh Department of Radio-diagnosis, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
  • Siddhartha Singh Department of Orthopedics, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India



Chondroblastoma, Calcaneus, Anterior process, Extended curettage


Chondroblastoma of the calcaneus is a fairly uncommon tumour. Despite being a benign and indolent lesion, chondroblastoma of the calcaneus can lead to functional limitations, due to its location in such a weight-bearing bone. This report presents a rare case of chondroblastoma affecting the anterior process of the calcaneus, which was successfully treated with extended curettage and synthetic bone graft substitute, resulting in favourable functional outcomes at 13 months post-surgery. This case underscores the importance of timely recognition and appropriate management of this uncommon tumour to achieve optimal patient outcomes.


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