X-ray of ankle fractures

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Author: Mikael Häggström [notes 1]


Choice of modality

In ankle trauma:


Ankle fractures commonly involve the malleoli. When applicable, classify as:

  • Bimalleolar, when involving both the medial and lateral malleolus.
  • Trimalleolar, when also involving the posterior process of the distal tibia.
For further information on evaluation and reporting on fractures in general, see X-ray of fractures

Lateral malleolar fractures

Danis–Weber classification on X-ray.jpg

The Weber classification system applies to fractures of the distal fibula:[1]


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  1. Mcrae, Ronald; Esser, Max. Practical Fracture Treatment (Fifth ed.). p. 382. ISBN 978-0-443-06876-8.