Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 133–136 | Cite as

The value of MR imaging in the diagnosis of the os trigonum syndrome

  • C. J. Wakeley
  • D. P. Johnson
  • I. Watt
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Abstract

Objective. The objective of this study was to evaluate the value of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the diagnosis of the os trigonum syndrome. Design. Sagittal and coronal spin echo MR sequences of the ankle were acquired along with sagittal images in both dorsiflexion and plantar flexion. Patients. Three consecutive patients presenting with posterior triangle pain were assessed. Results and conclusions. MR imaging delineated the anatomical site of the abnormality and demonstrated coexisting pathology in all patients. Flexion/extension MR images yielded additional information regarding the mobility of the os trigonum in one patient. MR imaging is the technique of choice for investigating the os trigonum syndrome.

Key words Os trigonum Magnetic resonance 

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© International Skeletal Society 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Wakeley
    • 1
  • D. P. Johnson
    • 2
  • I. Watt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Radiology, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Marlborough Street, Bristol BS2 8HW, UKGB
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedics, The BUPA Glen Hospital, Redland Hill, Durdham Down, Bristol, UKGB

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