Ankle joint effusion

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Presentation

9 year old boy with inversion injury to right ankle.

X-ray

Ankle joint effusion

 

Annotated image

Ankle joint effusion

 

Case Discussion

Lateral radiograph demonstates a nice example of an ankle joint effusion within the anterior recess. The joint effusion is seen as a teardrop-shaped or ovoid soft tissue density displacing the anterior fat pad. A less well defined portion of the effusion is also seen within the posterior recess.

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Case information

rID: 10534
Case created: 20th Aug 2010
Last edited: 20th Oct 2017
Tag: ankle
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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