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
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The purpose of this study on bimalleolar fractures of ankle is to evaluate the functional outcome and results obtained after surgical management by various methods of internal fixation.
The study included 40 adult cases who were treated for bimalleolar fractures of ankle.
Patients aged 20 years or older, showing closed bimalleolar fractures of ankle, and treated surgically were included for the study.