Peroneus brevis split tendon syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Bernard Sneyers

Presentation

Pain at the external malleolus for several weeks.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Partial longitudinal split tear of the peroneus brevis tendon with 'boomerang sign' on ultrasound.

Case Discussion

Peroneus brevis tendon tears can present with lateral ankle pain with or without a history of trauma, worsening with activity. Torn peroneus brevis tendons have a characteristic C-shape or "boomerang" appearance, with the tendon enveloping the peroneus longus tendon. 

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Case information

rID: 50068
Case created: 16th Dec 2016
Last edited: 20th Dec 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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