Tenosynovitis of flexor hallucis longus

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou


Foot pain specially in extension with limitation of movement

Patient Data

Age: 60 years old
Gender: Male

Fluid is seen surrounding the tendon of Flexor hallucis longus tendon. It shows low signal on T1 and bright signal on T2 and well appreciated on fat suppressed images. Otherwise normal study

Case Discussion

Tenosynovitis is an inflammation of the synovial lining of tendon sheath. It can be detected by Ultrasonography or MRI by identifying abnormal fluid surrounding the tendon.

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Case information

rID: 27357
Case created: 31st Jan 2014
Last edited: 30th May 2017
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