Trimalleolar fracture

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Inversion injury while playing football. Unable to weightbear.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

Spiral fracture of the distal fibula at the upper level of the syndesmosis with widening of the syndesmosis. Displaces fracture of the medial malleolus below the level of the tibial plafond. Fracture of the posterior malleolus. There is slight lateral subluxation of the talus relative to the tibia. 

Case Discussion

Unstable Weber C injury of the ankle. 

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Case information

rID: 32177
Case created: 17th Nov 2014
Last edited: 6th Oct 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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