Wagstaffe–Le Fort avulsion fracture

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Wagstaffe–Le Fort avulsion fracture
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a, b)Image demonstrates the avulsion fracture of the anterior aspect of the fibula (Wagstaffe–Lefort, asterisk), with a discontinuous aspect of the anterior distal tibiofibular ligament
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Le Fort's fracture of the ankle is a vertical fracture of the antero-medial part of the distal fibula with avulsion of the anterior tibiofibular ligament,[1] opposite to a Tillaux-Chaput avulsion fracture

The injury was described by Léon Clément Le Fort in 1886.[2]

See also


  1. Tim B Hunter; Leonard F Peltier; Pamela J Lund (2000). "Musculoskeletal Eponyms: Who Are Those Guys?". RadioGraphics. 20: 829. doi:10.1148/radiographics.20.3.g00ma20819. PMID 10835130.
  2. Le Fort, LC (1886). "Note sur une variete non-decrite de fracture verticale de la malleole externe par arrachement" [Note on an undescribed variety of vertical fracture of the lateral malleolus by avulsion.]. Bull Gen Ther. 110: 193–199.
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