Proximal fibular fracture

Case contributed by Dr Sachintha Hapugoda

Presentation

Leg pain following mechanical fall.

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female
X-ray

Nondisplaced proximal fibular fracture.

Small joint effusion is also evident.

Degenerative changes to knee joint with genu valgus angulation.

CT

Nondisplaced oblique proximal fibular fracture.

Case Discussion

This case highlights the importance of looking peripherally. The fracture was initially missed on the plain radiograph. It was later diagnosed on CT, requested due to ongoing pain.

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Case information

rID: 53886
Case created: 12th Jun 2017
Last edited: 22nd Jun 2017
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