Title

Ankle Impingement Caused by an Intra-articular Plica: A Report of 2 Cases

Publication Date

2016

Journal Title

Foot Ankle Spec

Abstract

Entrapment of soft tissues in the anterolateral gutter of the ankle can cause impingement. When symptomatic, patients complain of chronic ankle pain exacerbated with dorsiflexion. Symptoms of instability and a history of recurring ankle sprains are common findings. Plain radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging may assist clinicians in identifying associated pathology. We present 2 cases of ankle impingement occurring in the setting of equivocal examination and imaging findings. In both cases, arthroscopy revealed a likely congenital, intra-articular plica. LEVELS OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, Level IV: Case Study.

Volume Number

9

Issue Number

1

Pages

79-82

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2015/03/26

Status

Northwell Researcher

Facility

Northwell Health

Primary Department

Orthopedic Surgery

PMID

25805439

DOI

10.1177/1938640015578515