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.
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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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Jules Germain François, French surgeon, 1809-1897.
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Also pay special attention to the proximal fibula, as syndesmotic injuries are commonly associated with a Maisonneuve fracture, which is a proximal fibula fracture associated with external rotation forces of the ankle (see figure 1).
Caption: FIGURE 1: Maisonneuve fracture: This anteroposterior x-ray of the left tibia, fibula, and ankle demonstrates a Maisonneuve fracture (solid white arrow), as well as increased medial clear space (dashed white arrow).
The spiral fracture of the proximal fibula approximated the fractures known as Maisonneuve fractures. Furthermore, the "wedging" of the talus in the ankle syndesmosis (Figure 3(a)) was seen as well.