What is a well Corticated Ossicle?

Accessory ossicles are well-corticated bony structures found close to bones or a joint. They result from unfused ossification centres and are frequently congenital. They may, however, also be the result of prior trauma.

What is Corticated fragment?

Frontal. Small well corticated bony fragments lies at the anterior aspect of the medial malleolus. Marked soft tissue swelling over the lateral malleolus with a small bony fragment and increased lucency at the tip which is suspicious for an avulsion fracture.

What is an Ossicle in the ankle?

Ossicles are small bones. The ossicles which occur in the ankle are accessory ossicles – extra bones which form naturally during the development of the skeleton. The most common accessory ossicle in the ankle is the Os trigonum, which occurs in about 5-10% of all people. It forms next to the talus (or anklebone).

What is a well Corticated Ossific fragment?

The well-corticated ossific fragment is consistent with an old injury, but it is in the region that is now extremely tender. The joint effusion indicates that the current injury is severe. However, this is a nonspecific finding; joint effusions are seen with fractures and ligament and tendon injuries.

What is Corticated Ossific fragment mean?

What is the mortise of the ankle?

The ankle joint is formed by three bones; the tibia and fibula of the leg, and the talus of the foot: The tibia and fibula are bound together by strong tibiofibular ligaments. Together, they form a bracket shaped socket, covered in hyaline cartilage. This socket is known as a mortise.

How do you treat a medial malleolus fracture?

In general, most doctors recommend surgery for fractures that can affect the stability or the alignment of the joint. For fractures that are not well-positioned, a surgical procedure to line up and stabilize the bone is often recommended.

Do I have an extra bone in my ankle?

The os trigonum is an extra (accessory) bone that develops behind the ankle bone (talus). It is connected to the talus (bone under ankle) by a fibrous band. This extra bone is present at birth; however during adolescence it does not fuse with the rest of the talus. A small amount of people have this extra bone.