Ankle Fractures

Ankle Fractures

Update: 2023-05-13


"...ankle fractures a common injuries involving a break in one or more of the bones that make up the ankle joint there are three bones that make up the ankle the tibia fibula and tailless specifically the medial and posterior malleolus by the and the lateral malleolus of the fibula there is an additional joint between the tibia and fibula called the tibiofibular syndesmosis this is a fibrous structure made up of the anterior and posterior inferior tibiofibular ligament and the interosseous membrane the ankle is a hinge primarily allowing supplanter and dorsiflexion and is at its least stable in plantarflexion it is described as a mortise and Tenon joint which are essentially a hole and the that fits that hole in this case the space formed by the tibia and fibula and the projection which is the Dome of the talus bone ligaments helped provide more stabilization there is the medial or deltoid ligament coming from the medial malleolus which branches into four ligaments and is mostly involved in preventing / e-version while the lateral ligament comes from the lateral malleolus and is made up of three ligaments with the main function of preventing over inversion of the foot in 70% of cases there is an isolated fracture of either the medial or lateral malleolus if both the fractured this is termed a bye the fracture seen in twenty percent of cases and if the posterior malleolus is also fractured this is called a try malleolus fracture but this is only the case in fewer than ten percent of patients in roughly 10% of cases the syndesmosis is also injured there are multiple classifications of ankle weather is used in the lateral malleolus fractures based on the location of the fracture relative to the syndesmosis generally with more proximal fractures indicating a higher risk of instability a is below the syndesmosis B is at its level and see is proximal to it the log handsome classification is more detailed considering also the position of the anchor during injury and the forces sustained during it other types of fractures include Amazon nerve injury where there is a proximal fibula fracture with syndesmosis and deltoid ligament injury this is an unstable injury that will need surgical intervention this is..."

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