Fracture of the processus posterior tali - A report of two cases

Kouichirou Tashiro, Toshiharu Norimatsu, Masaaki Fujita, Touru Hirano, Nobuo Matsuzaka, Tsukasa Teramoto, Ryouhei Suzuki, Keisuke Sera
1988 Orthopedics & Traumatology  
Fracture of the processus posterior tall is rare. But it is very significant in the sport injury and included in the "footballer's ankle". Recently, we experienced three cases of this fracture. Two of them were footballers and the other was a Judo player. They had an episode of the posterior ankle contusion, and complained of pain in the area of the posterior ankle joint. In all cases, Flexor Hallucis Longus test (FHL test) was positive. We resected the bone fragments, and had good results.
more » ... d good results. After surgery, pain disappeared, and FHL test became all negative. We considered that the resection of fragments was effective for early recovery to sports. Then, we will report two cases of them.
doi:10.5035/nishiseisai.37.190 fatcat:ki76q4yojjgotljww5cxiakpgq