Superior peroneal retinaculum tear in a high school athlete : a case report

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Title translated into German:Abriss des oberen Retinaculums der Peronealmuskulatur bei einem High School Sportler : ein Fallbericht
Author:Sanchioli, Gaetano
Published in:Journal of athletic training
Published:35 (2000), 1, S. 100-102, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Electronic resource (online) Print resource
ISSN:1062-6050, 0160-8320, 1938-162X
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Identification number:PU201102001221


Objective: To present the case of an 18-year-old football player who chose conservative treatment for a superior peroneal retinaculum tear and to review alternatives. Background: Superior peroneal retinaculum tears are often mistaken for lateral ankle instability. These tears often do not heal readily by themselves and must be identified so that proper treatment can begin. Differential Diagnosis: Superior peroneal retinaculum tear, peroneal subluxation, peroneal retinacular avulsion, snapping ankle. Treatment: This athlete chose conservative treatment, which may have cost him 4 weeks and the chance to return to his senior season. Surgical treatment can reduce recovery time. Uniqueness: This case history presents an athlete who was thought to have a grade II lateral ankle sprain. After weeks of rehabilitation, pain and effusion diminished, but the athlete was still unable to perform any functional activity without symptoms of pain and catching. Conclusions: Making the correct clinical diagnosis and understanding the time frame involved in rehabilitative versus surgical treatment are necessary to return the athlete to play in a timely manner. Verf.-Referat