Isolated posterior malleolus fracture: A rare injury mechanism

  • S Serbest
  • U Tiftikçi
  • E Kesgin
  • M Karatas
Keywords: Ankle, fracture, posterior malleolar fractures, Ottawa Ankle Rules, Ankle sprain, isolated


Sprain of the ankle is undoubtedly a common injury during athletic activity, and the sprain can be also associated with fracture of the ankle. Isolated posterior malleolus fracture is a very rare condition, which is usually missed. Here, we are presenting a 37 years old female patient, who suffered injury secondary pressing on brake pedal during collision in a traffic accident. Clinical evaluation is based on Ottawa Ankle Rules and a fracture is diagnosed; patient is started on daily activities at postoperative Week 8. This study aims to emphasize that Ottawa Ankle Rules are usually efficient for evaluating  fractures of ankle, but clinicians should always make a detailed physical  examination.

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