An unusual complication after syndesmotic injury: retrotibial heterotopic ossification


Seyahi A., Uludag S., Akman S., Demirhan M.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, cilt.43, ss.181-184, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3944/aott.2009.181
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.181-184

Özet

A 27-year-old male patient sustained an isolated syndesmotic injury in the right ankle following a fall. His complaints subsided gradually within the first six weeks of conservative treatment. At the end of the third month, he returned to follow-up with posterior ankle pain. Radiological examinations revealed heterotopic ossification adjacent to the posterior inferior tibiofibular ligament and posterior capsule. His complaints disappeared only after local excision of the ossification. Heterotopic ossification may be a cause of persistent pain after ankle ligament injuries.