Surgical Treatment of Retro-calcaneal Bursitis (Haglund’s Disease): Anatomy, Evaluation, Surgical Options, Complications, and Outcome

Vol 32| Issue 2 | July – Dec 2019 | page: 06-13 | Raju Karuppal, Anwar Marthya

Authors: Raju Karuppal [1], Anwar Marthya [2]

[1] Department Of Orthopaedics, Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India.
[2] Department Of Orthopaedics, IQRAA International Hospital Calicut, Kerala, India.

Address of Correspondence

Dr. Raju Karuppal,
Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India.


Retrocalcaneal bursitis (RCB) is one of the common causes of heel pain. Symptoms will often respond well to conventional methods of treatment. Those patients who do not respond to conventional treatment may get benefit from surgical interventions. An awareness of appropriate diagnostic and evaluation techniques are is necessary to diagnose and plan the surgical treatment. Initial treatments of Haglund’s disease include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, footwear modification, and various physiotherapeutic modalities. Bony hump excision is the main surgical treatment option, which can be performed by various surgical approaches, such as open procedures or by endoscopic techniques. Factors such as local skin condition, and medical co-morbidities which may retard tissue healing, possibilities of Achilles tendon damage, and post-operative pain must be considered while selecting the best surgical option. This article examines patient evaluation, surgical options, complications, and outcome of Haglund’s disease.
Keywords: Retrocalcaneal bursitis, Haglund’s disease, Calcaneal osteotomy, Endoscopic surgery, Complications.


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Functional outcome of non-resurfacing patelloplasty in primary total knee arthroplasty- A one year follow up study of 62 knee replacements

Vol 32| Issue 2 | July – Dec 2019 | page: 02-05 | Rajanish. R, M. Harisankar, Jim Thomas Malayil, Muhammad P K

Authors: Rajanish. R [1], M. Harisankar [1], Jim Thomas Malayil [1], Muhammad P K [1].

[1] Department of Orthopedics, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala..

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Dr. M. Harisankar,
Department of Orthopedics, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala


The management of the patella during total knee arthroplasty is still controversial. This study aims at assessing the functional outcome of total knee replacements with a non-resurfacing patelloplasty technique. We had a total of 53 patients and 62 total knee replacements. The patients were assessed preoperatively with Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) score and were treated with total knee replacements with a non-resurfacing patelloplasty technique. The patients were followed up for 1 year and WOMAC score was calculated to assess the functional outcome. The results showed a very promising improvement in the functional status of the patient. The authors recommend the use of non-resurfacingpatelloplasty, as the procedure gives comparable results with resurfacing patelloplasty while avoiding its complications.
Keywords: Anterior knee pain, Patelloplasty, Patellar resurfacing, Total knee arthroplasty.


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How to Cite this Article: Rajanish R, Harisankar M, Malayil J T, Muhammad P K | Functional outcome of non-resurfacing patelloplasty in primary total knee arthroplasty- A one year follow up study of 62 knee replacements | Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics | July – Dec 2019; 32(2): 02-05 .

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Review of the Acquired Adult Flatfoot Deformity

Vol 32| Issue 2 | July – Dec 2019 | page: 62-68| Dennis P Jose, Rajesh Simon, Gautam Kumar

Authors: Dennis P Jose[1], Rajesh Simon[1], Gautam Kumar[1]

[1]Department Of Orthopedics, VPS Lakeshore hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Rajesh Simon,
VPS Lakeshore hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India.


Acquired adult flatfoot deformity is a common disorder commonly seen in the middle-aged and elderly female that is responsible for foot pain, misalignment, and difficulty to walk. The progressive involvement of dynamic and static stabilizers results in flattening of medial arch, subtalar subluxation, and forefoot abduction. Posterior tibial tendon (PTT) dysfunction is the most common associated pathology though it has been linked to multiple factors including trauma, neuromuscular disorders, and inflammatory pathologies. The PTT is the primary dynamic stabilizer and spring ligament is the primary static stabilizer of the medial arch of the foot. Tendon degeneration involves several stages that include synovitis, peritendinous inflammation to partial, and complete tear with overlapping stages present at the same time. The clinical examination is the cornerstone of diagnosis. Staging is based on clinical examination with objective findings such as the presence or absence of deformity; the deformity is correctable or not, and the presence or absence of osteoarthritis rather than the severity of symptoms. Acquired flat foot deformity (AFFD) is a progressive disorder starting from PTT dysfunction. As the disease progresses the damage to other supporting structure lead to worsening of the disease culminating in misalignment, gait abnormality, and osteoarthritis. The four-tier staging of AFFD by Johnson and Storm weighs the clinical examination findings and level of misalignment. Initial stages can be managed conservatively, but as severity increases, soft tissue and bones get involved warranting surgical procedures directed toward correcting the pathophysiology.
Keywords: Acquired adult flatfeet, Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, Flattened arch, Too many toes sign.


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How to Cite this Article: Jose D P, Simon R, Kumar G | Review of the Acquired Adult Flatfoot Deformity | Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics| July – Dec 2019; 32(2): 62-68 .

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Ipsilateral Shoulder and Elbow Dislocation : Case report

Vol 32| Issue 2 | July – Dec 2019 | page: 59-61| Raphael Thomas, M Raffic, Anoop S

Authors: Raphael Thomas[1], M Raffic[1], Anoop S[1]

[1]Department of Orthopaedics, Sree Gokulam Medical College, Venjaramoodu, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

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Dr. Anoop S,
Sree Gokulam Medical College, Venjaramoodu, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.


Background: The most commonly dislocated joint in the body is the Shoulder, followed by Elbow. A very rare presentation has both these dislocations on the ipsilateral side and only a few cases of these have been reported. In most cases which have been reported, Shoulder dislocation was initially missed and later diagnosed.
This case report is of a 70 year old Female patient who came to our Casulaty following slip and fall at home and sustained injury to the Right Upper Limb. Initially patient was diagnosed to have Right Elbow Fracture Dislocation. Xray was taken and reduction of elbow dislocation was done in the Casualty. After reduction of the elbow dislocation, one joint above and one joint below the injury was done and patient had complaints of pain over the Right Shoulder and Xray of Right Shoulder was taken and it showed Anterior Dislocation of Right Shoulder. This is a rare presentation of Ipsilateral Shoulder and Elbow Dislocation. The Shoulder Dislocation was reduced and an Above Elbow POP Slab was applied on the Right Upper Limb. Patient was reviewed at 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 1.5 months, 3 months and at 6 months. In the initial 4 weeks patient was on Above Elbow POP slab and it was removed at 4 weeks and shoulder and elbow joints were mobilized. Patient came for review again after 1.5 months, 3 months and 6 months and Range of Movement at the Shoulder and Elbow joints were assessed at each visit.
Conclusion: Ipsilateral dislocation of shoulder and elbow are uncommon and can be treated conservatively with good results. The Shoulder and Elbow range of movement was assessed at 4 weeks, 1.5 months, 3 months and 6 months and ROM of Elbow and Shoulder were found to be satisfactory.
Keywords: Shoulder, Elbow, Dislocation, Ipsilateral, Rare Case Report.


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How to Cite this Article: Thomas R, Raffic M, Anoop S | Ipsilateral Shoulder and Elbow Dislocation : Case report| Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics | July – Dec 2019; 32(2): 59-61 .

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Osteopetrosis– An Experience of Open Reduction and Internal Fixation: A Case Report

Vol 32| Issue 2 | July – Dec 2019 | page: 56-58| Noufal S, VinodKumar B.P, Vikraman C.S.

Authors: Noufal S[1], VinodKumar B.P[1], Vikraman C.S. [1]

[1]Department Of Orthopaedics, Govt. Medical College, Kollam, Kerala, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Noufal S,
Orthopaedics, Govt. Medical College, Kollam, Kerala, India.


We describe a patient with osteopetrosis who sustained multiple fractures including, right neck of femur fracture left subtrochanteric fracture and left forearm both bone fracture. All fractures were internally fixed. Our patient showed fracture union and successful return to normal activities of daily living. Operative treatment in osteopetrosis fractures are extremely difficult along with associated complications including infection and non union. Our experience shows internal fixation of peritrochanteric fracture with good outcome.
Keywords: Osteopetrosis, Internal fixation, Neck of femur fracture, Subtrochanteric fracture, Both bone fracture forearm.


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How to Cite this Article: Noufal S, VinodKumar B.P, Vikraman C.S. | Osteopetrosis– An Experience of Open Reduction and Internal Fixation: A Case Report | Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics | July – Dec 2019; 32(2): 56-58 .

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Giant Cell Tumor of Calcaneum– A Case Report

Vol 32| Issue 2 | July – Dec 2019 | page: 53-55| Abdul Rahman, VinodKumar B.P, C.S.Vikraman

Authors: Abdul Rahman [1], VinodKumar B.P [1], C.S.Vikraman [1]

[1] Department Of Orthopedics, Govt. Medical College, Kollam, Kerala, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. VinodKumar B.P,
Govt. Medical College, Kollam, Kerala, India.


Introduction: The Prevalence of Giant Cell Tumour (GCT) at a typical locations, like such as bones of the feet are rare, seen in <1% of cases. GCT may have aggressive features, including cortical expansion or destruction with a soft-tissue component. Difficult diagnosis most often followed with complicated management and high recurrence rate remains a challenge that is rarely reported.
Presentation of case: We presented a case of a 35-year-old female lady with giant cell tumour of the left calcaneus. Discussion: Curettage with augmentation procedures like such as electric cautery and hydrogen peroxide washing and bone cement application was done. However, aggressive GCTs may require wide excision and reconstruction or may be amputation.
Keywords: GCT, Excision & Curettage, Densumab


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How to Cite this Article: Rahman A, VinodKumar B.P, Vikraman C. S | Giant Cell Tumor of Calcaneum–A Case Report | Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics | July – Dec 2019; 32(2): 53-55.

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Acute Calcific Tendinitis of Flexor Tendon Sheath of Index Finger- A Case Report

Vol 32| Issue 2 | July – Dec 2019 | page: 50-52| Nikhil C S, Harisankar M, N J Mani, K Muraleedharan, Arunlal K P

Authors: Nikhil C S[1], Harisankar M[1], N J Mani[1], K Muraleedharan[1], Arunlal K P[1]

[1]Department Of Orthopedics, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India.

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Dr. Nikhil CS,
Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India.


Acute calcific tendinitis is a common orthopedic problem around the shoulder and hip. It is commonly seen near the insertion of supraspinatus tendon in shoulder. It is rare in the hand and often overlooked and underdiagnosed. Clinically, it is a mimicker of other acute inflammatory conditions such as infection, acute gout, foreign bodies, and even fracture. The most common site in hand is near the insertion of flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) tendon in women. We describe an unusual case of calcific tendinitis involving flexor tendon sheath of index finger.
Keywords: Acute calcific tendintis, Index Finger, Flexor tendon.


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Assessing the effectiveness of PRP infiltration Vs Triamcinolone injection for management of lateral epicondylitis

Vol 32| Issue 2 | July – Dec 2019 | page: 26-30 | Raphael Thomas, M Raffic, Anoop S

Authors: Raphael Thomas [1], M Raffic [1], Anoop S [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Sree Gokulam Medical College, Venjaramoodu, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

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Dr. Anoop S,
Sree Gokulam Medical College, Venjaramoodu, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.


Background: A common problem in the population today with a prevalence of 1%–3% is pain over the lateral aspect of elbow. A comparative study was done to assess the effectiveness of single infiltration of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to a single injection of triamcinolone and a normal saline placebo injection for the management of Lateral Epicondyle pain of Humerus over a 6 month duration.
Materials and Methods: Visual analog scale (VAS) was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the different treatment modalities and a comparative study was done over a period of 6 months with 2nd, 4th month and 6th month followup following treatment. Out of 58 patients in the study, 27 were Females and 31 were Males. Patients included in the survey were between 20 and 40 years and belonged to either sex and had their complaints for over 3-month duration. Patients with elbow pain aetiology due to other problems or those who had previous treatment with any form of injection were excluded from the study. 1ml of 2% Xylocaine was injected before injecting the treatment modality formulation decided under trial. Pain scoring was done using VAS and FPS. Statistical analysis was done using Fisher’s exact test at 12 and 24 weeks.
Results: 29 elbows were included in each group with 27 females and 31 males. At 2nd and 4th months, patients in both the PRP and triamcinolone groups had pain relief (P < 0.05). At the 6th month follow-up, statistically significant results of better pain relief was found with the PRP group when compared to the triamcinolone group. In triamcinolone group 13 patients had injection site hypopigmentation and 3 patients had subdermal atrophy.
Conclusion: After following up the patient it was seen that PRP gives better pain relief when compared to injection of triamcinolone as treatment of tennis elbow and there is also need for long term studies to asses the duration of symptom relief and to confirm the findings from our study.
Keywords: PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma, Infiltration, Triamcinolone, Steroid, Saline, Placebo, Lateral Epicondylitis, Tennis Elbow.


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Thoracic dumbbell shaped tumor causing Compressive Myelopathy– A Case Report

Vol 32| Issue 2 | July – Dec 2019 | page: 39-41 | Rahul Srinivasan, KrishnaKumar

Authors: Rahul Srinivasan [1], Krishna Kumar [1]

[1] Department Of Spine surgery, Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India.

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Dr. Krishna kumar,
Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India.


Spinal schwannomas are tumors arising from Schwann cells covering nerves, exiting from spinal cord. They may present as intradural extramedullary mass and occasionally extend extradurally forming dumbbell-shaped tumor. We present a case of a large sporadic spinal schwannoma with predominant extradural component. These types of tumors usually require two-staged procedure, but in our patient, tumor was completely removed in single stage through posterior approach.
Keywords: Dumbbell, Schwannoma, Compressive myelopathy.


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Salvage of Femoral Head in Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Neck of Femur Presenting with Pathological Fracture in Pregnancy: A Case Report

Vol 32| Issue 2 | July – Dec 2019 | page: 46-49 | George M Srampickal, Mohamad Gouse, Subin Babu, Vinoo Mathew Cherian

Authors: George M Srampickal[1], Mohamad Gouse[1], Subin Babu[1], Vinoo Mathew Cherian[1]

[1]Department Of Orthopaedics, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Dr. George M Srampickal,
Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.


Salvage of femoral head following aneurysmal bone cysts (ABCs) of the neck of femur in pregnancy, presented with pathological fracture treated with a dual approach to the neck of femur, was not reported in the scientific literature. A 28-year-old lady at her 3rd month of gestation presented with pathological fracture through ABC of the neck of femur. The femoral head was salvaged successfully with single single-stage dual approach (anterior and lateral approach) extended curettage, allografting, and internal fixation. At two-2-year follow-up, her hip and function are preserved. This case highlights the advantages of a dual approach in salvage of femoral head in pathological fracture following destructive lesion of the neck of femur.
Keywords: Aneurysmal bone cysts, Pathological fracture, Femoral neck, Tumor in pregnancy, Femoral head salvage.


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How to Cite this Article: Srampickal G M, Gouse M, Babu S, Cherian V M | Salvage of Femoral Head in Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Neck of Femur Presenting with Pathological Fracture in Pregnancy:A Case Report | Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics | July – Dec 2019; 32(2): 46-49.

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