What is a Maisonneuve fracture?

What is a Maisonneuve fracture?

Maisonneuve fracture refers to a combination of a fracture of the proximal fibula together with an unstable ankle injury (widening of the ankle mortise on x-ray), often comprising ligamentous injury (distal tibiofibular syndesmosis, deltoid ligament) and/or fracture of the medial malleolus.

What is Weber fracture?

A Weber A is a simple fracture to the bottom part of the fibula (bone on the outer part of your leg). Fortunately, your fracture is minor and does not require an operation or plaster cast to treat it successfully. You will be given a special ankle support, which can be worn over your socks.

Is a Maisonneuve fracture serious?

While this is an uncommon type of ankle fracture, it is important because without looking carefully, this may appear to be a less serious injury. If not properly diagnosed, there can be long-term problems of the ankle joint, including early ankle arthritis.

How long does a Maisonneuve fracture take to heal?

Stretching and strengthening exercises will allow the patient to return to gradual weight bearing activity at around 8-12 weeks and full weight bearing around 16 weeks. Return to sport after a maisonneuve fracture with rehabilitation occurs generally within a time frame of about 20-24 weeks.

What causes a Weber a fracture?

Ankle injuries and fractures can occur from slipping, falling, tripping, over extension, stress, and repetitive use. A Weber fracture occurs at the bottom of the fibula which is the bone on the outside of your shin. The bone is over known as the lateral malleolus of the ankle.

What causes a Weber B fracture?

Weber B fractures occur at the level of the tibiofibular ligaments, just above the talar dome, and happen primarily through a mechanism of ankle supination and external rotation (SER).

Can you walk on ankle fracture?

Many people assume that if you can put weight on the ankle then it isn’t broken, however, it is possible to walk on a broken ankle, particularly with a less severe fracture. If you’re concerned your ankle may be broken, we recommend contacting your doctor, who can conduct an examination or order and xray if necessary.