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What does it meant to have an trimalleolar fracture?
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Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
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In brief: Ankle joint fracture
A trimalleolar fracture means that the 3 corners (maleolli) that make up your ankle joint (tibia and fibula) are involved with the break.
It usually results from high energy injuries and because the multiple parts are broken, the joint is unstable and typically requires surgery to restore the articular surface and stability of the ankle.

In brief: Ankle joint fracture
A trimalleolar fracture means that the 3 corners (maleolli) that make up your ankle joint (tibia and fibula) are involved with the break.
It usually results from high energy injuries and because the multiple parts are broken, the joint is unstable and typically requires surgery to restore the articular surface and stability of the ankle.
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
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In brief: 3 points of fracture
That in your ankle fracture, the inner and back of your tibia, as well as the outer bone (fibula) have been fractured.
It is common for the fracture of the back of the tibia to somewhat dislocated. Surgical reduction with internal fixation is the standard treatment.

In brief: 3 points of fracture
That in your ankle fracture, the inner and back of your tibia, as well as the outer bone (fibula) have been fractured.
It is common for the fracture of the back of the tibia to somewhat dislocated. Surgical reduction with internal fixation is the standard treatment.
Dr. Joseph Newman
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