Review Article

Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 40, Issue 11, pp 1399-1413

First online:

Review of common and unusual causes of lateral ankle pain

  • Surabhi ChoudharyAffiliated withMusculoskeletal Radiology, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust
  • , Eugene McNallyAffiliated withMusculoskeletal Radiology, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS TrustMusculoskeletal Radiology, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre & University of Oxford Email author 

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Abstract

Lateral ankle pain is a common clinical presentation having several important causes, including lateral ligament injury, peroneal tendon injury, sinus tarsi syndrome, and nerve entrapments. However, other causes should be kept in mind in patients with unusual patterns of pain or intractable symptoms. We present a review of common and some unusual causes of lateral ankle pain including a review of post-operative imaging findings following surgery for lateral ankle ligament and peroneal tendon injuries.

Keywords

Ankle pain Imaging MRI Ultrasound