Ankle (distal fibular) fracture - Weber C

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Oblique fracture of the distal fibula. The fracture is above the level of the syndesmosis. Features are of a Weber C ankle fracture. Note the widening of medial joint space.

Case Discussion

Distal fibular fractures are a group of injuries that can vary significantly in their seriousness and the treatment required.

The Weber classification uses the tibiofibular syndesmosis to group these injuries into 3 sets. Those above the syndesmosis are the most severe (type C) and are unstable injuries, usually requiring internal fixation.

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Case information

rID: 36043
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 21st Jul 2016
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