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Daniel Green, Philip Henman, Mamoun Kremli

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James Hunter

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Fergal Monsell

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43f-M/3   Complete fractures of the distal fibular metaphysis


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.

Complete fracture of the pediatric metaphyseal distal fibula

Further characteristics

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

X-rays showing a metaphyseal distal fibular fracture in a 10-year-old patient
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