Bülent Tanrıverdi, Ersin Erçin, Erdem Edipoğlu, Cemal Kural

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Health Sciences, Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Keywords: Dislocation, magnetic resonance imaging, meniscal tear, proximal tibiofibular joint.


Proximal tibiofibular dislocation (PTFD) is a rare injury. In this article, we report a case of a PTFD, complicated with an intraarticular injury, a bucket-handle tear of the lateral meniscus. A 37-year-old male patient presented to the emergency department with pain and swelling on the lateral side of his right knee due to lateral trauma to the fibula during external rotation of the leg while his foot was on the ground. Closed reduction was performed under sedation. The lateral meniscus was repaired, and the fibular head was fixed with a cannulated screw. The patient had no pain in the tibiofibular joint after eight weeks postoperatively. Results of magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis of PTFD should be kept in mind during the presentation of sports trauma patients that experience difficulty in bearing weight on the affected extremity.

Presented at the 29th Turkish National Congress of Turkish Orthopedics and Traumatology, (October 22-27, 2019, Belek, Antalya, Turkey).

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The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/or publication of this article.

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