Symmetrical Trimalleolar Fractures of the Bilateral Ankles: A Case Report

Hiroyuki Nagasawa, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Yuji Kasukawa, Masaaki Takeshima, Yoichi Shimada


A rare case of symmetrical trimalleolar fractures of bilateral ankles has been described. A 54-year-old man fell off a motorbike on a snow covered road with inversion of bilateral ankle joints symmetrically, and sustained symmetrical trimalleolar fractures of bilateral ankles. The patient underwent osteosyntheses on bilateral ankles and the post-operative course was uneventful. The patient had no complaints at 5 years following surgery. Probable mechanism of the fracture is discussed.

J Med Cases. 2012;3(1):60-62


Trimalleolar fracture; Ankle; Symmetric

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