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Clinically Relevant Anatomy
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The Danis-Weber classification
Type A is a transverse fibular fracture caused by adduction and internal rotation.
Type B, is caused by external rotation, itis shown as a short oblique fibular fracture directed mediolaterally upward from the tibial plafond.
There are two type C fractures: type C 1 is an oblique medial-to-lateral fibular fracture which is caused by abduction.
type C 2 fractures result from a combination of abduction and external rotation, producing more extensive syndesmotic injury and a higher fibular fracture.
In more simple terms Danis-Weber Classification:
The Danis-Weber classification system uses the position of the level of the fibular fracture in its relationship to its height at the ankle joint.
Type A: fracture below the ankle joint
Type B: fracture at the level of the joint, with the tibiofibular ligaments usually intact
Type C: fracture above the joint level which tears the syndesmotic ligaments. Media:Http://www.health-res.com/calcaneus-fracture-classification/ Follow this link for pictures :)
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Recent Related Research (from Pubmed)
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- Lauge-Hansen N: Fractures of the ankle: combined experimental-surgical and experimental-roentgenologic investigations. Arch Surg 1950;60(5):957-985