When tumours are afoot

Dr John Negrine
MBBS (Syd), FRACS, FA Ortho A
Foot and ankle surgeon, Orthosports


ONE of the key points to remember about tumours of the foot and ankle is that benign lesions are far more common.

However, soft tissue malignancy does occur.

Another point is that malignant melanoma occurs on the soles — but not exclusively.

The following six tumours are the most common:

1. Ganglion cyst

 A ganglion cyst