Ankle fracture - Weber C

Discussion:

Weber C = Suprasyndesmotic fracture of the ankle includes:

  1. Rupture of the medial collateral ligament or avulsion of the medial malleolus.
  2. Rupture of the anterior syndesmosis.
  3. Fibula fracture above the level of the syndesmosis
  4. Avulsion of the malleolus tertius.

Weber C stage 3-4 are unstable.

The Maisonneuve fracture is a special form of the Weber C fracture. What makes it different is that the fracture of the fibula has to be demonstrated within the proximal third of the fibula shaft.

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