Maisonneuve fracture


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Maisonneuve fracture

A spiral fracture of the proximal third of the fibula near the head accompanied by tearing of the interosseous membrane and distal tibiofibular syndesmosis, and usually accompanied by a deltoid ligament tear or medial malleolar fracture, thus requiring three views of the ankle as well as a full-length AP tibia/fibula view to evaluate patients with ankle fractures.

Mai·son·neuve frac·ture

(mā-zuh-nūv' frak'shŭr)
Spiral fracture of the neck of the fibula, resulting from violent external rotation of the ankle.

Maisonneuve,

Jules Germain François, French surgeon, 1809-1897.
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This compilation of forces can also tear the interosseous membrane and fracture the proximal fibula, also known as a Maisonneuve fracture.
Pankovich, (7) in his description of Maisonneuve fractures of the fibula, described these stages and stressed the importance of the medial ankle disruption in producing a complete lesion.