ISSN 2398-2950      

Malleolus: fracture

ffelis

Introduction

  • Affects articular surface and disrupt origin of collateral ligaments.
  • Cause: trauma.
  • Signs: valgus (if medial malleolar fracture); varus (if lateral malleolar fracture).
  • Treatment: open reduction and fixation; if open, may need to be treated as a 'shearing injury'   Malleolus: shearing injury.
  • Prognosis: fair - osteoarthritis a common sequel.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Trauma.

Pathophysiology

  • Traumatic fracture of malleolus of hock.
  • Medial and lateral malleolar fractures permit valgus and varus deformity of hock respectively.

Diagnosis

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Treatment

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Outcomes

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Roch S P, Störk C K, Gemmill T J et al (2009) Treatment of fractures of the tibial and/or fibular malleoli in 30 cats. Vet Rec 165 (6), 165-170 PubMed.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We have an ever growing content library on Vetlexicon so if you ever find we haven't covered something that you need please fill in the form below and let us know!

 
 
 
 

To show you are not a Bot please can you enter the number showing adjacent to this field

 Security code