Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Tibialis Anterior Ganglion Cyst

Here's a photo of one of the recreational badminton athlete who found that he had a small swelling at the ankle. Upon examination, I found a 2cm X 2cm cystic swelling just before the insertion of the Tibialis Anterior tendon. An ultrasound scan should be done to confirm the findings.

Usually, the cyst is treated conservatively with a corticosteroid injection. Care should be taken to ensure that the tendon is not damaged in the process. Surgical excision may also be carried out. However, such lesions are known to recur.

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