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how exactly is an isolated webr b fx described if there is any partially torn ligaments or other soft tissue injury is it still called an isolated fx?

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Ankle fracture: Ankle fractures can be classified many ways. The danes-weber classification is one, another is lauge-hansen, etc. Another way is by addressing the number of fractures (unimalleolar, no malleolar etc) or the number of fractures with apparent ligament tears due to displacement of the joint space (bi mal equivalent, trimal equivalent).
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Dr. Tariq Niazi commented
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
The bone involved (Lateral malleolus) in this fx is the only Bony injury, that's why its labeled as Isolated Fx. Ligamentous injury are present but not included as this terminology is an xray finding. Hope this helps to clarify it for you.
May 13, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Weber Fx : Weber b fracture is usually at lvek at ankle level but can have fx at both tibia and fibula and can have deltoid ligament rupture at atfl or cfl rupture. If not displaced cast is good, if displaced surgery is needed.

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Last updated May 13, 2013

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