Ankle joint effusion

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


History of inversion injury on left ankle.

Patient Data

Age: 24
Gender: Female

Left ankle X-ray

There is a diffuse soft tissue enlargement and ankle joint effusion observed on the lateral radiograph. No fractures or bone lesions are observed. 

Case Discussion

Lateral radiograph demonstrates a nice example of an ankle joint effusion within the anterior recess, as well as a less well defined portion of the effusion is also seen within the posterior recess.

Please, refer to the article on joint effusion for a broad discussion. 

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Case information

rID: 39228
Published: 26th Aug 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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