Ankle and metatarsal fracture - satisfaction of search

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Fall. Ankle deformity.

Patient Data

Age: 95 years
Gender: Female

Bimalleolar fracture.

Fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal.

Diffuse osteopenia of age.

Case Discussion

In the case of a bimalleolar fracture on the AP ankle one is accustomed to assessing the posterior malleolus for a further fracture on the lateral projection.

However, remember to view the 5th metatarsal base as is a usual review area on trauma ankles rather that be totally satisfied with your initial search.

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Case information

rID: 79231
Published: 24th Jun 2020
Last edited: 24th Jun 2020
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