An uncommon case of irreducible ankle fracture-dislocation: the “bosworth-like” tibio-fibular fracture

Publication date: Available online 16 July 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Michele Cappuccio, Danilo Leonetti, Berardo Di Matteo, Domenico Tigani An irreducible ankle-fracture dislocation characterized by the dislocation of the proximal fragment of the fibula posteriorly to the tibial tubercle is defined as “Bosworth injury”. In the present report it is described, for the first time in literature, a complex case where the Bosworth injury was associated to a tibial plafond fracture: the proximal fibular fragment was entrapped between the tibial pilon and the fractured posterior tibial tubercle, which acted as a clamp, thus avoiding ankle reduction.

Publication date: Available online 16 July 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Michele Cappuccio, Danilo Leonetti, Berardo Di Matteo, Domenico Tigani An irreducible ankle-fracture dislocation characterized by the dislocation of the proximal fragment of the fibula posteriorly to the tibial tubercle is defined as “Bosworth injury”. In the present report it is described, for the first time in literature, a complex case where the Bosworth injury was associated to a tibial plafond fracture: the proximal fibular fragment was entrapped between the tibial pilon and the fractured posterior tibial tubercle, which acted as a clamp, thus avoiding ankle reduction.

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An uncommon case of irreducible ankle fracture-dislocation: the “bosworth-like” tibio-fibular fracture