Distal fibular fracture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Motorbike accident.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
Distal fibular fracture. No further fracture identified, however there is soft tissue swelling of the mid and forefoot.
Mildly displaced and shortened obliquely orientated distal fibular fracture (Weber B) with a 5 mm bone fragment projecting over the ankle joint space, possibly intra-articular. Associated soft tissue swelling. No further fracture identified.

Case Discussion

The distal fibula and tibia are important check areas of foot radiographs. 

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Case information

rID: 56173
Case created: 16th Oct 2017
Last edited: 1st Nov 2017
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