Isolated syndesmotic rupture of the ankle

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Ankle sprain 4 days ago. X-rays showed no fracture. Unable to walk due to massive pain on weight bearing.

Patient Data

Age: 13 years

Profuse lateral soft tissue hematoma. Fragmentation and signal increase of the anterior tibiofibular ligament. The talofibular ligament seems intact. Minor bleeding along the calcaneofibular ligament.

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Case information

rID: 17632
Published: 30th Apr 2012
Last edited: 24th May 2019
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