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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.
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.