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Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus May Cause the Vacuum Phenomenon in the Ankle Joint

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The few reports available on the vacuum phenomenon in the ankle joint refer to osteoarthritic and traumatic lesions. We present the first case concomitant with an osteochondral lesion of the talus. This case report presents computed tomographic images of the ankle. We speculate that the osteochondral lesion of the talus was the most likely cause of the vacuum phenomenon.

Istanbul Medeniyet University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

Göztepe Prof. Dr. Süleyman Yalçın State Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

Corresponding author: Esat Uygur, Istanbul Medeniyet University Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Egitim Mah Doktor Erkin Cad, Istanbul 34732, Turkey. (E-mail: esatuygur@gmail.com)