Avulsion fracture of styloid process of fibula

Case contributed by Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz Qureshi


Fall while playing football.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Fracture of the styloid process of the fibula with superolateral displacement of the fracture fragment.

Case Discussion

The avulsion fracture is usually small, <1 cm in size, and involves the styloid process of the fibula which is the site of insertion of the arcuate ligament complex and is usually associated with injury of the cruciate ligament in approximately 90% of the case. Occasionally the fracture can be larger and extends to include the lateral aspect of the proximal fibula.

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