Posterior malleolus fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Trauma flexed foot against the calcaneus region.

Patient Data

Age: 22
Gender: Female
X-ray

Right ankle X-ray

Posterior malleolus fracture. 

Case Discussion

Posterior malleolus fractures usually occur in association with bimalleolar or trimalleolar ankle fractures. This case illustrates the less common isolated posterior malleolus fracture. 

Please, refer on ankle radiograph an approach for a checklist on how to go through ankle series

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Case information

rID: 38424
Case created: 19th Jul 2015
Last edited: 6th Oct 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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