Daniel Green, Philip Henman, Mamoun Kremli
Complete metaphyseal fractures of the distal fibula are classified as 43f-M/3.1 (simple) or 43f-M/3.2 (multifragmentary).
If the tibia is intact, these fractures are usually undisplaced or minimally displaced and stable.
These fractures are usually caused by a direct injury and occasionally by forced external rotation (pronation-eversion) and heal well with conservative treatment.
X-rays showing a metaphyseal fibular fracture in a 10-year-old patient