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Percutaneous Osteoplasty for the Management of a Talar Metastasis: A Case Report

Authors
  • Chen, Mengmeng1
  • Tang, Hai1
  • Feng, Fei1
  • 1 Department of Orthopaedics, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Pain Research
Publisher
Dove Medical Press
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2021
Volume
14
Pages
1553–1557
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2147/JPR.S308379
PMID: 34103980
PMCID: PMC8179796
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Case Report
License
Unknown

Abstract

Background Talar metastasis is very rare among all bone metastases. Routine radiotherapy and chemotherapy are the main treatment measures at present. Nevertheless, some patients still experience unbearable cancer pain that cannot be effectively relieved with powerful painkillers. Case Report We report a patient with advanced renal carcinoma suffering from unbearable pain due to multiple bone metastases that involved several vertebrae (T11, L1, and L2) and the left talus. After percutaneous vertebroplasty in the vertebrae, the pain in the left talus became more prominent. We performed a percutaneous osteoplasty to manage the talar metastasis. Postoperatively, the pain level remarkably decreased, and the patient’s activity capacity significantly improved. Conclusion Percutaneous osteoplasty is an alternative method for talar metastasis that can alleviate pain immediately and improve the quality of life in patients with advanced malignant tumors.

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