Superior peroneal retinaculum avulsion fracture

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Peristent lateral ankle pain after a sprain injury. Reportedly no fracture signs on radiographs.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

Bone edema at the lateral dorsal aspect of the lateral malleolus. Hemorrhage around the the peroneal tendons in the retromalleolar groove. The longus tendon shows lateral subluxation.

Small cortical avulsion at the dorsal lateral malleolus, corresponding to the bony insertion of the SPR.

Case Discussion

This type of  injury may lead to chronic peroneal tendon instability and subluxation.

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Case information

rID: 23808
Published: 9th Jul 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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