Ankle joint effusion post-trauma

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Inversion injury while playing football. Tender and swollen ankle. Inability to weight bear.

Patient Data

Age: 10
Gender: Male

Large ankle joint effusion, but no fracture.

Case Discussion

Similar to the elbow, the fat pads around the ankle joint (anteriorly and posteirorly) are displaced by the soft-tissue density. In most cases, the ankle joint effusion is most clearly demonstrated anteriorly.

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Case information

rID: 44180
Published: 15th Aug 2018
Last edited: 18th Dec 2019
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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