Ankle fracture

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[edit] Discussion of Ankle fracture

[edit] Weber Classification

  • Uses the position of the level of the fibular fracture in its relationship to its height at the ankle joint.


  • Type A: fracture below the ankle joint
  • Type B: fracture at the level of the joint, with the tibiofibular ligaments usually intact
  • Type C: fracture above the joint level which tears the syndesmotic ligaments.


[edit] Lauge-Hansen Classification

  • Uses 2 words descriptors. The first word describes the position of the foot, the second word describes the motion of the foot (talus) with respect to the leg.


  • Supination-Adduction (Weber A)
  • Supination-External rotation (Weber B)
    • Stage 1: the anteroinferior tibiofibular ligament is torn or avulsed
    • Stage 2: the talus displaces and fractures the fibula in an oblique or spiral fracture, starting at the joint.
    • Stage 3: tear of the posteroinferior tibiofibular ligament or fracture posterior malleolus
    • Stage 4: tear of the deltoid ligament or transverse fracture medial malleolus
  • Pronation-Abduction (Weber C)
  • Pronation-External rotation (Weber C)
  • Pronation-Dorsiflexion (Weber C)

[edit] Imaging Findings for Ankle fracture

  • As above

[edit] Images

Weber A ankle fracture

Weber C ankle fracture

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