Tibialis posterior tenosynovitis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Chronic ankle pain for 1 year. No trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Hypoechoic soft tissue thickening is noted around the tibialis posterior tendon. Local hypervascularity is noted. No tendon tear is noted.


Soft tissue swelling is noted along the medial aspect of the ankle.

Local new bone formation is noted along the tibial cortex.

Case Discussion

Tibialis posterior tenosynovitis diagnosed 6 months back using MRI.

Pathology is still present.

Additionally, there is new bone formation from tibia due to chronic irritation. No osteomyelitis.

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Case information

rID: 10657
Published: 4th Dec 2014
Last edited: 16th Oct 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included