Article Abstract

Acute proximal tibiofibular joint dislocation: a sports related injury?—two different cases

Authors: Jóni Nunes, Bruno Direito-Santos, André Costa, Nuno Tavares, Pedro Varanda, Rui Duarte


Proximal tibiofibular joint (PTFJ) dislocation is a rare injury, accounting for less than 1% of all knee injuries. The mechanism of this injury is usually sports related. Diagnosis is largely clinical, but the findings may be subtle. This condition may be easily missed. There is no larger series described in the literature but only several cases of dislocation of the PTFJ treated by different methods. We present two different antero-lateral dislocation cases successfully treated with different approaches.