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

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Uygur E., Türkmen İ., Ayaz T., Duman E.

Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, vol.111, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 111
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.7547/19-135
  • Journal Name: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE


In the literature there are few reports about vacuum phenomenon in the ankle joint. They refer osteoarthritic and traumatic lesions. However the first case concomitant with osteochondral lesion of the talus is presented herein. This case report presents computed tomography scans of the ankle joint speculating that osteochondral lesion at the talus is the most likely cause of the vacuum phenomenon.