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Non-osseous Coalition of the Third Metatarsal-Lateral Cuneiform Joint: A Case Report
J Korean Foot Ankle Soc 2018;22:177-180
Published online December 15, 2018;
© 2018 Korean Foot and Ankle Society

Jae-Seong Seo, Hak-Jin Min, Ki Chun Kim, Young Ju Roh, Seong Kee Shin

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Seong Kee Shin
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul Medical Center, 156 Sinnae-ro, Jungnang-gu, Seoul 02053, Korea
Tel: 82-2-2276-8605, Fax: 82-2-539-1262, E-mail:
Received November 12, 2018; Revised November 22, 2018; Accepted December 4, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
This paper reports a rare case of the symptomatic third metatarsal (MT3) - lateral cuneiform (LC) in a 55-year-old male who presented with complaints of severe intermittent pain in his right foot. Plain radiographs and computed tomography scans revealed sclerosis and irregularity at this joint. The intraoperative findings demonstrated a fibrocartilaginous coalition. The pain had improved one year after removing the MT3-LC joint by en bloc and arthrodesis.
Keywords : Tarsal coalition, Metatarsocuneiform joint, Tarsometatarsal joint

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