Ankle fracture - Weber B

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Patient Data

Age: 22
Gender: Male

Right ankle radiograph

Radiographs shows a spiral fracture of the lateral malleolus and a posterior malleolus fracture, both without evident cortical displacement. 

Annotated image

Zoom and yellow arrows delineating the fractures' lines. 

Case Discussion

Despite involving the lateral and posterior malleolus, this fracture should not be confused with the bimalleolar fracture, which is an unstable fracture and almost always require surgical treatment.

Generally the term bimalleolar fracture is used when involving both the medial and lateral malleolus.

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Case information

rID: 38545
Published: 24th Jul 2015
Last edited: 2nd Aug 2016
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