Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : September | Volume : 11 | Issue : 9 | Page : RD03 - RD04

Non Traumatic Fracture of Pedunculated Osteochondroma: Conservative Management of a Rare Case RD03-RD04

Ahmet Senel, Erhan Sukur, Huseyin Nevzat Topcu

Dr. Ahmet Senel,
Istanbul Training and Research Hospital Department of Orthopaedics. Kasap Ilyas Mah
Org. Abdurrahman Nafiz Gurman Cad, Fatih Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey.

Fracture of a pedunculated osteochondroma is a rare complication for which surgical treatment is usually advocated. In this report, we present the functional and radiological outcomes of a case of a conservatively treated fracture of a pedunculated osteochondroma. A 26-year-old man with no history of trauma presented with acute onset of left knee pain, oedema, and limited range of motion. Radiological assessment revealed a fracture of a pedunculated osteochondroma. It was treated conservatively with an elastic bandage and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and union was achieved by the 12-week follow-up, with no complications. Although surgical treatment is usually advocated for a pedunculated osteochondroma fracture, conservative treatment should be the first approach to avoid complications of surgical intervention.