Medial malleolus fracture

Case contributed by Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso
Diagnosis certain


chief complaint: pain and swelling in left ankle following a history of trauma with a big stone, clinical examination: left ankle swelling and tenderness are noted.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Left medial malleolus transverse fracture is noted with mild displacement

Soft tissue swelling is noted

Case Discussion

Fractures of the medial malleolus may be isolated, but they are more commonly associated with fractures in other parts of the ankle.

There are five types of medial malleolus fractures: 

  1. Chip fracture. ( avulsion fracture)

  2. Transverse fracture (like our case)

  3. Vertical fracture.

  4. Oblique fracture.

  5. Comminuted fracture.

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