bimalleolar fracture


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bimalleolar fracture

a fracture of the distal tibia and fibula in which the medial malleolus of the distal tibia and the lateral malleolus of the distal fibula are fractured.
Synonym(s): Pott fracture

bimalleolar fracture

A fracture of the lower tibia which affects the internal (medial) and external (lateral) malleolus.

bimalleolar fracture

Orthopedics A fracture of the lower tibia which affects the internal and external malleolus

bi·mal·le·o·lar frac·ture

(bī-mă-lē'ō-lăr frak'shŭr)
Breakage of both medial and lateral malleoli.
See also: malleolus