Non-union of Weber B distal fibula fractures: a case series

Foot Ankle Surg. 2010 Sep;16(3):e63-7. doi: 10.1016/j.fas.2010.03.008. Epub 2010 Apr 28.

Abstract

Non-union of distal fractures of the fibula type Weber B is rare. Undisplaced and minimally displaced isolated lateral malleolar fractures (Weber B) usually unite without operative intervention. We present three cases of lateral malleolus non-union in healthy individuals. Two were treated with internal fixation plus bone grafting. The third patient remained asymptomatic and therefore did not undergo surgery for the fracture.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ankle Injuries / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ankle Injuries / surgery
  • Fibula / injuries*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal / methods*
  • Fracture Healing
  • Fractures, Ununited / diagnostic imaging*
  • Fractures, Ununited / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Young Adult