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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 920568, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/920568
Case Report

A Rare Case of Traumatic Bilateral Fibular Head Fractures

2nd Orthopaedic Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, General Hospital of Thessaloniki “G. Gennimatas”, Ethnikis Aminis 41, Thessaloniki, PC 54635, Greece

Received 30 May 2010; Accepted 2 July 2010

Academic Editor: Martin G. Mack

Copyright © 2010 Anastasios Chytas et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Avulsion fibular head fractures are rare. There is only one reference of bilateral fibular fractures after epileptic seizure. We aim to present the mechanism and the treatment of this rare injury. We present the case of a 30-year-old woman who was hit by a car on the anteromedial side of both knees. Clinical and radiographic control showed bilateral fibular head fractures. Knee instability was not found at both knees and MRI did not show any concomitant ligament ruptures. Bone bruises of both medial condyles found in MRI explain the mechanism of this injury. The patient was treated conservatively with functional knee braces for 6 weeks allowing full range of motion, but otherwise mobilised as normal without any support. Six weeks after the trauma, there were no symptoms while the fractures sites had united completely after 6 months. One year postinjury the patient was free from symptoms.