Meniscoid lesion of talofibular joint of ankle

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Meniscoid lesion of talofibular joint of ankle:
Chronic ankle pain and swelling over anterolateral aspect of ankle – often accompanied by subjective feeling of ‘instability’ and ‘giving way’ following history of ankle sprain.

Thought to be due to presence of rare lesion between fibula and talus – postulated to have two causes:
1) Secondary to traumatic synovial thickening  small portion of inflammatory infiltrate persists between talus and lateral malleolus  becomes hyalinised due to pressure  symptoms
2) Meniscoid lesion is tear of anterior tibiofibular ligament  fragment between talus and lateral malleolus  symptoms

Surgical excision is needed

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