Tillaux fracture

Case contributed by Dr Balint Botz


Sustained a fall. Unable to bear weight.

Patient Data

Age: 16 years
Gender: Male

The intra-articular fracture of the anterolateral aspect of the distal tibial epiphysis is clearly visible. 

There is an associated hemarthrosis and fat pad displacement which can be best discerned anteriorly on the laterolateral radiograph (see magnified, rewindowed key image). In this particular case it has little additional importance, but it is good habit to pay attention to these soft tissue abnormalities to detect similar but more subtle fractures

Case Discussion

Typical presentation of a Tillaux-fracture

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Case information

rID: 74925
Published: 25th Mar 2020
Last edited: 26th Mar 2020
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University of Pécs

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