An uncommon ankle sprain

Wart J.F. van Zoest, Rob P.A. Janssen, Carroll M.E.S. Tseng

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OBJECTIVE: Ankle sprain is the most frequently occurring acute injury in tennis, accounting for 20-25% of all injuries. In the current paper, we assess the cause of ankle sprain and suggest possibilities to be considered during diagnosis.

METHODS: We assessed a professional tennis player with a partial tear of the long peroneal tendon after an ankle sprain by physical exam, X-ray and MRI.

RESULTS: Conservative treatment by means of soft cast and propriocepsis training led to full recovery.

CONCLUSION: Peroneal tendon disorders must be part of the differential diagnosis after ankle sprain in the professional athlete.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)849-850
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Ankle Injuries/diagnosis
  • Casts, Surgical
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Recovery of Function
  • Sprains and Strains/diagnosis
  • Tendon Injuries/diagnosis
  • Tennis/injuries
  • Treatment Outcome


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