Ankle fracture - Weber B2

Case contributed by Dr Salem Bauones

Presentation

Football trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male
X-ray

Trans-syndesmotic oblique fracture lines.

Photo

Note the bruising below the lateral malleolus of the fractured ankle joint.

Ultrasound

Joint effusion.
Complete tear of antero-inferior tibiofibular ligament (AITFL) of the right ankle.
Normal US appearance of the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL).

Case Discussion

Findings are compatible with ankle fracture Weber & Lauge-Hansen B2 (exorotation force on supinated foot).

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Case information

rID: 26123
Case created: 29th Nov 2013
Last edited: 21st Jul 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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