Trimalleolar ankle fracture with internal fixation

Case contributed by Prof Cláudio Souza

Presentation

Previous motor vehicle accident.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

the study was done for evaluation of metallic implants after surgical internal fixation of fractures of lateral and medial malleoli.

Case Discussion

CT of a victim of a car accident demonstrating a comminuted fracture of tibia and fibula (distal fibula (Weber C) and medial maleolar tibial fracture). Both fractures required internal fixation. 

Posterior malleolar fracture has not been internal fixed. 

Portuguese: Vitima em acidente automobilistico com fratura cominutiva completa em tibia e fibula distal, o que acarretou em uma cirurgia ortopédica para implantação de fixadores metálicos.

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Case Information

rID: 13876
Diagnostic certainty: Certain
System: Musculoskeletal
Tags: ankle, portuguese
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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