BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-222231
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Proximal avulsion rupture of the flexor digitorum longus tendon associated with a medial malleolus ankle fracture

  1. Yoshihiko Tsuchida
  1. Department of Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Naoki Yoshida, n_yoshida{at}
  • Accepted 2 September 2017
  • Published 13 September 2017


A 37-year-old man presented to the emergency department with right lower limb pain after being hit by an excavator. His right ankle was swollen, but no open wounds were observed. Radiography and CT of the right ankle revealed a medial malleolus ankle fracture (figure 1A,B).

Figure 1

(A) Radiograph revealing a medial malleolus ankle fracture. (B) CT scan revealing a medial malleolus ankle fracture.

During …

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