Clin Case Rep Int | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Managing Rare Fractures - Case Report of an Isolated Avulsion Fracture of the Peroneus Longus Tendon

Raghav Nand*

Department of Trauma and Orthopedics, Scunthorpe General Hospital, UK

*Correspondance to: Raghav Nand 

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Abstract

Avulsion fractures of the peroneus longus tendon are seldom seen and potentially can go undiagnosed during an emergency visit. If not managed appropriately it can lead to chronic pain and suffering. This case report presents a 55-year-old postman who was seen in the clinic complaining of persistent pain over the instep of his right foot with no history of trauma. His pain was localized to the first metatarsophalangeal joint with some radiation to the heel. MRI revealed an isolated avulsion fracture of the first metatarsal, which was initially missed on X-ray. In this case, the patient was successfully treated with a mixture of steroid and local anesthetic injections. Following our intervention, the Manchester Oxford Foot Questionnaire reduced from 33 to 0. The goal of this article is to raise awareness of this rare finding for doctors who may face this in A&E, Orthopedic clinics or at a GP practice.

Keywords:

Avulsion fracture; Peroneus longus; Conservative management

Citation:

Raghav N. Managing Rare Fractures - Case Report of an Isolated Avulsion Fracture of the Peroneus Longus Tendon. Clin Case Rep Int. 2022; 6: 1351.

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