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Orthopaedic Surgery

Answer 5
  1. Maisonneuve fracture. Maisonneuve fracture is a complex injury that includes medial malleolar fracture, disruption of the tibiofibular syndesmosis and interosseous membrane, and fracture of the proximal third of the fibula. Identification of this injury is important because missed or late diagnoses are associated with poor outcomes.5 Pilon fracture would be identified on radiographs of the ankle, as it involves fractures of the distal tibia and fibula. Calcaneal and talar neck fractures are localized to the calcaneus and talus bones of the foot, respectively, and would be seen on radiographs of the ankle. Pott fracture is a type of bimalleolar fracture that can also be visualized without complete lower leg radiographs.5

     Duchesneau S, Fallat LM. The Maisonneuve fracture. J Foot Ankle Surg 1995;34:422-8.

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