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What does "minimally displaced distal fibula fracture Weber B" mean?

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It means the outside of the ankle bone (fibula) is broken at the level of the ankle joint, and can extend outward and sometimes upward.
The other side of the ankle can sometimes be sprained or have a fracture.The Danis Weber classifications help guide treatment. Type A fractures might do well with a cast or walking boot. Type B fractures might nonweightbearing or surgery. Type C needs surgery.

In brief: It tells a lot

It means the outside of the ankle bone (fibula) is broken at the level of the ankle joint, and can extend outward and sometimes upward.
The other side of the ankle can sometimes be sprained or have a fracture.The Danis Weber classifications help guide treatment. Type A fractures might do well with a cast or walking boot. Type B fractures might nonweightbearing or surgery. Type C needs surgery.
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