The distal tibiofibular syndesmosis is disrupted when an injury forces apart the distal tibiofibular joint
. The most commonly reported means of injury is external rotation with hyper-dorsiflexion of the ankle.
Cyst formation having T1 hypointense and T2 hyperintense appearance being about 11 mm in diameter was observed near the proximal tibiofibular joint
The three-dimensional CT scanning reconstruction demonstrated displacement of the tibia and wedging of the talus into the distal tibiofibular joint
It has been reported that peroneal intraneural ganglia originate from the superior tibiofibular joint
and that the articular branch serves as a conduit for the cyst fluid to pass from a capsular defect in the joint.
The cyst was seen to arise from the anterior aspect of the proximal tibiofibular joint
with a distinct pedicle.
Hertel, "Effects of a proximal or distal tibiofibular joint
manipulation on ankle range of motion and functional outcomes in individuals with chronic ankle instability," Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, vol.
Several taping techniques described by Brian Mulligan have been presented, including techniques for tennis elbow and the inferior tibiofibular joint
subluxation commonly seen in the recurrent ankle sprain population.
Proximal fibular fractures without shortening can be managed with a syndesmosis screw alone, where the screw holds the tibiofibular joint
stable while the sysndesmosis heals.
The proximal measurement was taken one slice superior to the proximal tibiofibular joint
, as described by Scheinder and Tamari.
The player was taped before every practice and game (lateral ankle restraint in addition to four circumferential strips proximal to the distal tibiofibular joint
) for the remainder of the season, and did not suffer re-injury or have persistent pain, swelling or loss of function.
Internal fixations of the syndesmosis were recommended by most authors to repair the associated ruptured ligaments,[sup] which bring about the adverse consequences of limiting the physiological micromovement of the tibiofibular joint
to some extent.
Dislocation of the proximal tibiofibular joint
. Med Pregl.