Proximal peroneus longus tear: rare case in a teenage athlete and review of the literature

Matthew Winfeld, Nancy Chauvin

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Abstract

We present the case of a 15-year-old teenager who sustained an ankle inversion injury while playing American football, which yielded only minimal pain, but also foot numbness and a lateral leg bulge. Magnetic resonance imaging evaluation revealed a proximal peroneal tear. These rare injuries are often associated with compartment syndrome, a surgical emergency, which was ultimately excluded clinically in this patient. Relevant anatomy, mechanism of injury, and clinical manifestations are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1007-1009
Number of pages3
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume46
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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