Fracture-dislocation of the ankle

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

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Fall off gutter.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Ankle dislocation with complex, comminuted fractures of the medial and lateral malleoli, which are severely displaced. There are further fractures, most likely involving the posterior malleolus, that are not well visualised on plain x-ray along with apparent malalignment of the subtalar joint

Case Discussion

Low-energy trauma, such as tripping over a kerb, can still result in severe injuries. 

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Case Information

rID: 30190
Case created: 24th Jul 2014
Last edited: 31st Aug 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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