Avulsion fracture of the peroneus longus tendon insertion at the base of the first metatarsal: report of a case.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_D18F22D75BE0
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
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Publications
Institution
Title
Avulsion fracture of the peroneus longus tendon insertion at the base of the first metatarsal: report of a case.
Journal
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Author(s)
Zermatten P., Crevoisier X.
ISSN
1460-9584 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1268-7731
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2011
Volume
17
Number
1
Pages
e10-e12
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
Abstract
Isolated avulsion fracture of the peroneus longus tendon insertion at the base of the first metatarsal is very rare. Similar to most avulsion fractures that result from excessive strain at a tendon or ligament insertion, this type of injury is caused by the strong tension exerted by the peroneus longus tendon. The mechanisms leading to this lesion and treatment options are not clearly defined. We present the case of an isolated minimally displaced intra-articular avulsion fracture at the plantar lateral base of the first metatarsal. Faced with a painful non-union following conservative treatment we considered excision of the bony fragment and first tarsometatarsal arthrodesis. This leads to a favourable functional outcome.
Keywords
Adult, Female, Humans, Intra-Articular Fractures/diagnosis, Intra-Articular Fractures/surgery, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Metatarsal Bones/injuries, Metatarsal Bones/surgery, Tendon Injuries/diagnosis, Tendon Injuries/surgery, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Treatment Outcome
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