Posttraumatic ankle joint ankylosis

Case contributed by Nick Tarasov
Diagnosis certain


3 years after ankle and tibial fractures without surgery.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

There is absence of the articular slit caused by a full bony ankylosis of the ankle joint with extensive osseus overgrowth around it

There are old lateral malleolus and posterior tibial margin non-consolidated fractures

High PD and low T1 signals within os talus, os calcaneus and talo-calcaneal joint reflecting it's arthritis and chronic compession factures.

Subluxation in the calcaneo-cuboidal joint is also seen 

Case Discussion

This is a relatively rare case of posttraumatic ankle joint ankylosis due to rejection of surgical treatment at the time of injury.

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