What Is A Weber Fracture?


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Taylor Edgar Profile
Taylor Edgar answered
A Weber fracture is ankle fracture that falls into the Danis-Weber classification scale for ankle injuries.

Distal fibula fractures are the most common fracture type to the ankle due to trauma or sports injury, and are categorised on the extent of the fracture in relationship to the joint mortise of the distal fibula.

The classification scheme is simple to use and widely used in primary care and treatment.

Type A fractures are horizontal avulsion fractures below the mortise. They respond to treatment by closed reduction and casting unless accompanied by a displaced medial malleolus fracture.

Type B fracture is a spiral fibular fracture commencing at the mortise. This type of fracture occurs secondary to external rotational forces.

Type C fracture is above the level of the mortise and disrupts the ligamentous attachment between the fibula and the tibia distal to the fracture. These fractures require surgery for pins to be inserted.
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Anonymous answered
I have an undisplaced Weber B Fracture and have been placed in a CAM Walker and non weight bearing on Crutches.  Please advise what is the usual length of time regarding returning to weight bearing and removal of the spint.  I am due to return for orthopedist review and xray at 5 1/2 weeks.  I didn't ask at my last meeting what would happen for follow up and when I would be able to return to walking unaided.  This is of course assuming that the fracture healing proceeds normally between now and my review
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Anonymous answered
I have a Weber A fracture and was put in a tube grip and told it doesn't need plastering and I can weight bear straight away. No sport for 4 weeks.
Jonathan Dimarco Profile

There are three bones that form the ankle joint - tibia, fibula and talus. A weber fracture usually features the breaking of one of these. Am I right?

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