Foreign body in ankle ultrasound

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Wood splinter injury in ankle 1 month previously.

Ultrasound

Normal appearances and thickness of the Achilles tendon. Rim of fluid is seen abutting the Achilles tendon, with a tiny echogenic focus in keeping with foreign body within.

 

Case Discussion

Fluid rim is noted superficial to Achilles tendon. An echogenic focus is seen within the fluid.

The patient proceeded to surgery, which demonstrated similar findings. A tiny wood fragment was removed.

 

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