Addressing Posterior Malleolar Ankle Fractures

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Nicholas Todd, DPM, AACFAS, Meagan Jennings, DPM, FACFAS, Shannon Rush, DPM, FACFAS, Ryan Wood, DPM, and Richard Jensen, DPM, FACFAS

Suggested Reading
1. Buchler L, Tannast M, Bonel H, Weber M. Reliability of radiologic assessment of the fracture anatomy at the posterior tibial plafond in malleolar fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2009; 23(3):208-212.
2. DeCoster TA. External rotation-lateral view of the ankle in the assessment of the posterior malleolus. Foot Ankle Int. 2000; 21(2):158.
3. Ferries JS, DeCoster TA, Firoozbakhsh KK, Garcia JF, Miller RA. Plain radiographic interpretation in trimalleolar ankle fractures poorly assesses posterior fragment size. J Orthop Trauma. 1994; 8(4):328-331.
4. Fitzpatrick DC, Otto JK, McKinley TO, Marsh L, Brown TD. Kinematic and contact stress analysis of posterior malleolus fractures of the ankle. J Orthop Trauma. 2004; 18(5):271-278.
5. Forberger J, Sabandal PV, Dietrich M, et al. Posterolateral approach to the displaced posterior malleolus: functional outcome and local morbidity. Foot Ankle Int. 2009; 30(4):309-314.
6. Haraguchi N, Haruyama H, Toga H, Kato F. Pathoanatomy of posterior malleolar fractures of the ankle. J Bone Joint Surg. 2006; 88(5):1085-1092.
7. Raasch WG, Larkin JJ, Draganich LF. Assessment of the posterior malleolus as a restraint to posterior subluxation of the ankle. J Bone Joint Surgery. 1992; 74(8):1201-1206.
8. Tornetta III P, Ricci W, Nork S, et al. The posteriorlateral approach to the tibia for posterior malleolar injuries. J Orthopedic Trauma. 2011; 25(2):123-126.

   For further reading, see the DPM Blog “Fixation Of The Medial Malleolus Fracture: What You Should Know” by Neal Blitz, DPM, FACFAS at .

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