Imaging of Proximal Tibiofibular Joint Instability: A 10 year retrospective case series.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: Detail the imaging findings in patients with proximal tibiofibular instability treated with surgical stabilization. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of preoperative imaging in patients with clinically confirmed tibiofibular instability. RESULTS: Operative fixation of the 16 patients was as follows: 11 using a fiberwire suture construct and 5 using screw fixation. Proximal tibiofibular ligamentous abnormalities were present in 100% of acute (< 6 months) and 85.7% of chronic (>6 months) instability cases who underwent MRI. CONCLUSION: MRI is sensitive in the evaluation of tibiofibular ligamentous integrity in proximal tibiofibular instability. Chronic instability should be considered in younger adults with isolated tibiofibular osteoarthritis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Burke, CJ; Grimm, LJ; Boyle, MJ; Moorman, CT; Hash, TW

Published Date

  • May 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 470 - 476

PubMed ID

  • 27133689

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-4499

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.clinimag.2015.12.011


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States