Isolated anterolateral proximal fibular head dislocation

Ann Emerg Med. 1992 Jun;21(6):757-9. doi: 10.1016/s0196-0644(05)82799-4.


A 28-year-old woman fell and sustained an isolated anterolateral dislocation of the proximal fibula. This injury generally presents with a characteristic history and associated physical examination and radiographic findings, but the subtle nature of the salient findings contributes to a high degree of misdiagnosis. Emergency physicians should be familiar with this injury because early reduction reduces long-term morbidity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fibula / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / diagnosis*
  • Joint Dislocations / therapy
  • Knee Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Knee Injuries / therapy
  • Physical Examination
  • Time Factors