Complex proximal tibial and fibular fractures

Case contributed by Dr Francis Fortin


Unspecified trauma.

Patient Data

Age: Unknown (adult)
Gender: Male

Severe comminuted fracture of the proximal tibial diaphysis, metaphysis and epiphysis with lipohemarthrosis and a butterfly fragment. Posterior displacement of the distal fragment. Avulsion fracture of the fibular head and oblique fracture of the proximal fibular diaphysis.


3D rendering from CT

3D renderings from CT scan better demonstrate the complex fracture anatomy, notably the intra-articular extension and fibular head avulsion fracture.

Case Discussion

An impressive case of a complex comminuted fracture of the proximal tibia and fibula.

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Case information

rID: 60288
Published: 16th May 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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