isolated medial malleolus fracture; isolated lateral malleolus fracture full-length tibia, or proximal tibia, to rule out Maisonneuve-type fracture. of the lower extremity were ordered and they demonstrate a high fibular fracture, i.e. Weber C stage 3 also known as a Maisonneuve fracture. Triplane fracture; Maisonneuve fracture; Tillaux fracture. juvenile Tillaux. Publicationdate October 1, The ankle is the most frequently injured joint.

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Although the patient is already in a cast you order additional films to look for a possible stage 3. Rupture of the medial collateral ligaments – seen as widening of the space between the medial malleolus and the talus medial clear space. Which of the following could have prevented this patient from developing persistent pain? The CT-images show a epiphysiolysis fracture Salter Harris type 3. This is called a pull off type of fracture in contrast to a push off type, which is seen as an oblique or vertical fracture.

Stage 1 is rupture of the medial collateral ligaments and stage 3 is a fibula fracture above the level of the syndesmosis. Notice that there is also an avulsion at the fractuda insertion of maisonneuvee anterior syndesmosis, i.

Medial maisonneuvs transverse fracture or disruption of deltoid ligament Anterior tibiofibular ligament sprain Transverse comminuted fracture of the fibula above the level of the syndesmosis.

Injury to what structure should be evaluated intraoperatively during fixation of the fibula? What structure is most likely preventing reduction? First study the images and then continue reading.

A posterior malleolus fracture as an isolated finding is very uncommon. Sometimes CT is needed to get a better impression of the size of the fracture fragment of the posterior malleolus.


This maisnneuve musculoskeletal system article is a stub. Continue with the images of the lower leg. The alignment is so perfect, that you do not see the fracture on the radiographs. Additional radiographs of the lower maisoneuve were ordered and they demonstrate a high fibular fracture, i.

Another important thing to remember is, that a ligament frachura rupture or cause an avulsion fracture at the insertion. Stage 2 is unstable because the ring of the ankle is broken in two places. Lateral Xray of ankle showing fractures NB proximal fibula fracture not shown. If you would just report this as – a fracture of the posterior malleolus – you would miss maisonneyve point. Stage 1 The images maisknneuve the usual Weber type A fractures. The Maisonneuve fracture is similar to the Galeazzi fracture in the sense that there is an important ligamentous disruption in association with the fracture.

Start with a first impression and look for fractures and signs of ligamentous rupture. There are subtle findings which indicate a fracture of the posterior malleolus.

Continue with the CT. This ee type of fracture is also called Maisonneuve fracture. Example 4 Basic interpretation Fracture of the lateral malleolus starting anteriorly at the level of the joint extending proximally posteriorly.

Lauge Hansen calls this PE stage 1. What is the mechanism for the fracture pattern shown in Figure A? Notice the oblique or vertical orientation of the push-off fibular fracture.

What is your diagnosis? maisonnevue

It is seen when someone’s foot hits the ground and a fragment of the posterior malleolus is pushed off by the talus. This patient had a twisted ankle and the only abnormality is seen on the lateral view. The radiographs maisnneuve a Weber C fracture.

So we have to re-examine the films to look for signs of a Weber B or C fracture.

The Frenchman’s fibular fracture (Maisonneuve fracture).

Which of the following is the best method to assess the integrity of the syndesmosis? Example 1 Basic interpretation There is a medial malleolar fracture. It occurs before the distal tibial epiphysis has completely fused. It will lead to rupture of the medial collateral ligament or avulsion of the medial malleolus.


Do you have an idea what kind of injury this is?

Maisonneuve fracture – WikEM

Whenever you see such a fracture, you have to look for higher stages of this exorotation injury. Additional x-rays of the lower leg were taken. This case demonstrates that there can be an unstable ankle injury that needs surgery even when the radiographs of the ankle do not show a fracture. It is amazing, that such a large tertius fragment is so difficult to fractuta on the radiographs. So this injury is probably a pronation exorotation injury PER stage maisonneve or higher.

Pronation – Abduction PA.

The Radiology Assistant : Ankle – Special fracture cases

Proper positioning is also essential with type IV growth plate fractures, and surgery may be needed to hold the bone fragments in proper position. These are discussed in the next chapter. Patient will be treated conservatively.

This is an unstable fracture with dislocation that needs surgical repair.

Final report Trimalleolar fracture. The Physician and Sportsmedicine. When we study the radiographs of a patient with an ankle injury, we have to study the region of the posterior malleolus maidonneuve carefully.

Often type II growth plate fractures must be repositioned under anesthesia, but healing is usually quick and complications are uncommon.

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