A 50-year-old female fell approximately 3 feet from a step ladder. She presented to us with a bimalleolar ankle fracture placed in a cast by the referring hospital.
Open reduction and internal fixation was performed with placement of a plate and multiple screws, including an inter-fragmentary lag screw, for the fibula fracture and 2 screws for fixation of the medial malleolus fracture.
She returned at regular follow-up intervals and healed uneventfully and at 8 months following surgery radiographs illustrated a healed ankle fracture and clinically she reported no pain and a full return to pre-injury activities.
Tags: Broken Ankle