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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), orthopedic surgeon from New York 1.

See also


Article information

rID: 8974
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Bosworth's fractures
  • Bosworth's fracture
  • Bosworth fractures

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