New radiographic projections for avulsion fractures of the lateral malleolus

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Abstract

We report two new radiographic projections for evaluating avulsion fractures at the lateral malleolus.We used seven freshly amputated legs with simulated avulsion fractures and radiopaque markers to assess their value.

The projections allow accurate assessment of the displacement of fragments without superimposition, and also show whether they affect the anterior talofibular or the calcaneofibular ligament or both.

J Bone Joint Surg [Br] 1998;80-B:684-8.

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