Case Report
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World J Orthop. Sep 18, 2019; 10(9): 339-347
Published online Sep 18, 2019. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v10.i9.339
Calcaneal osteochondroma masquerading as plantar fasciitis: An approach to plantar heel pain - A case report and literature review
Don Koh, Yvonne Goh, Nicholas Yeo
Don Koh, Nicholas Yeo, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore 169856, Singapore
Yvonne Goh, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUHS Tower Block, Singapore 119228, Singapore
Author contributions: Koh D, Goh Y and Yeo N designed and performed the research; Koh D wrote the paper.
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Corresponding author: Don Koh, MBBS, BSc (Hon), MRCS (Edin), Doctor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, 20 College Road, Academia Building Level 4, Singapore 169856, Singapore.
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Received: March 6, 2019
Peer-review started: March 8, 2019
First decision: April 16, 2019
Revised: May 15, 2019
Accepted: August 12, 2019
Article in press: August 13, 2019
Published online: September 18, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: Heel pain is a common orthopaedic complaint. If not treated correctly, it can lead to chronic morbidity and disability. Plantar fasciitis is diagnosed clinically. Advanced imaging is rarely required and used to exclude underlying sinister pathology. Osteochondromas of the calcaneum are rare. In symptomatic patients, excision can improve outcomes.