A 59-year-old female asked:
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where exactly on ankle is a "posteromedial fracture fragment" and a "posterolateral fracture fragment" requiring screws? (trimalleolar fx).

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Dr. DAVID HESTER
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Trimalleolar fractur: A trimalleolar ankle fracture by definition is an unstable ankle fracture that requires operative fixation. It includes the the distal fibula( lateral maleolous ), the medial distal end of the tibia( medial maleolous ), and the lower end of the tibia in the back of the ankle ( posterior maleolous ). The medial and lateral maleolous typically need fixation. Posterior maleolous only if >25% of joint
Answered on Dec 13, 2019
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Medial/ lateral: Medial is the inner side of the ankle, lateral the outer side. Posterior is towards the back. Hope it helps .
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At least 6 weeks: Although healing times are very individualized related to severity of injury, patient age and health, stability of fixation, bone quality, etc.
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No: Stabilization of a fracture is very important and helps in healing process.
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