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J Athl Train. 1992; 27(3): 268–269.
PMCID: PMC1317258

Maisonneuve Fracture Dislocation of the Ankle


Ligamentous injuries of the ankle are usually benign and may be managed satisfactorily by nonoperative measures. This is not true, however, of the Maisonneuve variant. In this paper we present a case report of a high school athlete who sustained a Maisonneuve fracture dislocation of the ankle. The diagnosis was missed initially, because of an incomplete examination. The subsequent physical and radiographic examination revealed the proper diagnosis. Guidelines for the evaluation and appropriate treatment are discussed.

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  • de Souza LJ, Gustilo RB, Meyer TJ. Results of operative treatment of displaced external rotation-abduction fractures of the ankle. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1985 Sep;67(7):1066–1074. [PubMed]
  • Lock TR, Schaffer JJ, Manoli A., 2nd Maisonneuve fracture: case report of a missed diagnosis. Ann Emerg Med. 1987 Jul;16(7):805–807. [PubMed]

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