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Matthias Hansen, Rodrigo Pesantez

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Joseph Schatzker, Ernst Raaymakers, Rick Buckley

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Extraarticular fracture, avulsion of fibular head

These are fractures of the proximal fibula, produced by an avulsion (traction) mechanism. The pathology is similar to a rupture of the collateral ligament.

Avulsion of fibular head can indicate several ligamental injuries (besides LCL, the insertion of biceps femoris and the fibula-popliteal lig.may also be avulsed).

Fibular head
Fibular head