Bosworth fracture

The term Bosworth fracture is no longer used. However, it was classically used to refer to a fracture-dislocation of the ankle in which there was fracture of the fibula and posterior dislocation of the talus.

History and etymology

Named after David M Bosworth (1897-1979), orthopaedic surgeon from New York.

See also

Fractures
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