isolated medial malleolus fracture; isolated lateral malleolus fracture full-length tibia, or proximal tibia, to rule out Maisonneuve-type fracture. of the lower extremity were ordered and they demonstrate a high fibular fracture, i.e. Weber C stage 3 also known as a Maisonneuve fracture. Triplane fracture; Maisonneuve fracture; Tillaux fracture. juvenile Tillaux. Publicationdate October 1, The ankle is the most frequently injured joint.

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He subsequently maisonneuce surgical fixation, and a post-operative radiograph is shown in Figure A. Functional Bimalleolar Fracture deltoid ligament tear with fibular fracture.

Type IV Type IV is a fracture through all three frqctura of the bone, the growth plate, metaphysis and epiphysis. The Salter-Harris classification describes fractures that involve the epiphyseal plate or growth plate. Isolated fracture of the medial malleolus Isolated fractra of the posterior malleolus without a fracture on the lateral side Any painful swelling or hematoma on the medial side without a fracture on the radiographs.

Past medical history includes insulin dependent diabetes mellitus for 35 years. This case demonstrates that there can be an unstable ankle injury that needs surgery even when the radiographs of the ankle do not show a fracture.

Ankle Fractures

The size of this fragment depends on the direction of the force figure. Often, x-rays of a child with a type I growth plate fracture will appear normal.

His radiograph is shown in figure A. So we have to look for higher fe. On the AP-view there is a lucency within the epiphysis, which is the epiphyseal fracture in the sagittal plane. This impression will direct you to both a Weber as well as a Lauge-Hansen classification. A radiograph of her ankle is shown in Figure A. Scaphoid Rolando Bennett’s Boxer’s Busch’s.


Open reduction and internal fixation with restricted weight bearing for 12 weeks. The bright line on the AP-view indicates a maisonnekve tertius fracture fragment. These are all stage-1 fractures. This is a transsyndesmotic fracture with usually partial – and less maisonneuvd, total – rupture of the syndesmosis. Final diagnosis is a Weber C fracture or according to Lauge Hansen: Check for errors and try again. The talus rotates externally and moves laterally because it is free from its medial attachment.

Most type I growth plate injuries are treated with a cast. Final report Weber C fracture stage 4. Likewise in some cases malalignment can result in a linear density. You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard maisonneve keys. It is seen exclusively in young adolescents in the period, when the medial tibial epiphysis is closed, while the lateral portion is still open leaving it vulnerable to injury.

More adduction force results in the medial malleolus being pushed off fractua a vertical or oblique way. Medial avulsion fracture or rupture of the collateral band Rupture of the anterior syndesmosis Suprasyndesmotic rupture of the fibula due to rotation Posterior maisonneive fracture or rupture of the posterior syndesmosis Scroll through the images.

Weber B starts anterolaterally and the sequence is: This article about an injury is a stub.

Ankle Fractures – Trauma – Orthobullets

According to Lauge Hansen we can conclude that this patient first had a rupture of the medial collateral ligaments stage drfollowed by a rupture of the anterior syndesmosis stage 2 and a high fibula fracture stage 3 and finally an avulsion of the posterior malleolus, i. To quiz yourself on this article, log in to see multiple choice questions. There is dde avulsion fracture of the medial malleolus and a fibula fracture above the level of the syndesmosis.

The malleolar fracture usually starts medially at the level of the talar dome, but can also start a few centimeters above this level. Proper positioning is essential after a type II growth plate fracture. Articles Cases Courses Quiz. Now re-examine the films to make sure that you do not overlook a higher grade ankle injury. There is an associated fracture of the medial malleolus or rupture of the deep deltoid ligament.


This fracfura un unstable ankle injury that needs surgical repair.

Even on the AP-view there are subtle findings that indicate a fracture red arrows. Stage 1 – Tension on the lateral collateral ligaments results in rupture of the ligaments or avulsion of the mqisonneuve malleolus below the syndesmosis.

Which of the following is the best method to assess the integrity of the syndesmosis?

Bone fractures Disease stubs Musculoskeletal system stubs. The attempted post reduction AP and lateral are shown in C and D. First impression The radiographs show a fracture of the posterior malleolus.

These fractures are easily overlooked because the patients rarely complain of pain in the region of the proximal fibula, since the ankle is most painful. These fractures are identical to the fractures described by Lauge-Hansen as supination-adduction, supination-exorotation and pronation-exorotation. Medial malleolus Anterior syndesmosis Fibula Posterior syndesmosis.

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Rupture of the anterior syndesmosis – seen as widening of the space between the distal tibia and fibula lateral clear space. There is an avulsion of the lateral malleolus, a Tillaux and a medial malleolar fracture. What is your diagnosis? His pedal pulses are palpable. Basilar skull fracture Blowout fracture Mandibular maisoneuve Nasal fracture Le Fort fracture of skull Zygomaticomaxillary complex fracture Zygoma fracture.