Trimalleolar fracture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe



Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female


Comminuted, posterolaterally displaced and shortened fracture through the distal fibular. Displaced fracture through the medial malleolus. Minimally displaced fracture through the posterior malleolus. No dislocation. 

Case Discussion

This combination of fractures is unstable and is called a trimalleolar fracture

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Case information

rID: 27643
Published: 12th Feb 2014
Last edited: 5th Sep 2015
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