Extensor digitorum longus tenosynovits

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Pain and swelling over the dorsal ankle and foot. History unremarkable.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Distension of the EDL tendon sheath by T2-hyperintense effusion.

Case Discussion

EDL tenosynovitis has been infrequently described. It seems to be related to the typical shuffling gait in ultramarathon runners. Tight-fitting shoes and impingement by the talar head may also play a role1.

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Case information

rID: 14763
Published: 27th Aug 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included