Maisonneuve fracture(redirected from Maisonneuve ankle fracture)
Maisonneuve fractureA 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.
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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.
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Maisonneuve,Jules Germain François, French surgeon, 1809-1897.
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