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Synovial Lipoma of the Subtalar Joint

A Rare Case Report

Jeffrey M. Whitaker At the time of the study, Dr. Whitaker was with Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. He is now with the Department of Podiatry, Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.

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Michael J. LeCastre Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, Independence, OH.

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Thomas G. Hooke Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, Independence, OH.

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Lipomas are benign adipose masses that are rarely associated with synovial membranes. In addition, there are only a few reports describing synovial lipomas in the foot. No reported occurrence of this lesion in the subtalar joint currently exists. This case report documents the presentation, clinical evaluation, advanced imaging, and surgical management of a 45-year-old man with a large synovial lipoma of the subtalar joint.

Corresponding author: Jeffrey M. Whitaker, DPM, Department of Podiatry, Cleveland VA Medical Center, 10701 East Blvd, 112 (W), Cleveland, OH 44106. (E-mail: Jeffrey.Whitaker2@va.gov)