Lower leg fracture

Maisonneuve fracture


This fracture, which was first described by Jules Germain Maisonneuve, is the result of two injuries, starting with damage to the ankle ligaments or medial malleolus, followed by a spiral fracture of the proximal third of the fibula. Maisonneuve fractures are most common in skiers and footballers, occurring when the foot is planted to the ground while the ankle is forcefully twisted outwards.



This injury always requires surgical treatment to stabilize the broken bones and repair the torn ligaments. This fracture can impact other portions of the leg or ankle. Whether the fracture is simple or complex, computer-assisted surgery is essential in this context. Rehabilitation is also crucial to allow patients to regain the flexibility and strength in the damaged areas.