Medial malleolus fracture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso

Presentation

The patient came with a complaint of pain and swelling over the right ankle for 2 hours with a history of twisting while playing football.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

The x-ray shows an avulsed fracture at the tip of the medial malleolus. Soft tissue swelling is also noted around the ankle joint.

Annotated image

This annotated zoom view shows the avulsed fracture at the tip of the medial malleolus (yellow arrow).

Case Discussion

Often, such ankle fractures will be treated conservatively by immobilization with a plastic splint.

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