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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2016, Article ID 8035029, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/8035029
Case Report

Weber B Fracture of the Lateral Malleolus with Concomitant Anterior Talofibular Ligament Injury following an Ankle Supination Injury

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Bahrain Defence Force Hospital-Royal Medical Services, Riffa, Bahrain

Received 20 January 2016; Accepted 21 April 2016

Academic Editor: Andreas Panagopoulos

Copyright © 2016 Mohammed Khalid Faqi 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

The Lauge-Hansen (LH) classification attempts to predict patterns of ankle injuries based upon the preceding mechanism of injury. Although it is widely used in clinical practice, it has been criticized mainly due to numerous reports of cases conflicting the prediction system. Here, we report a case of a 32-year-old male who sustained a Weber B fracture of the lateral malleolus following a supination ankle injury, which was treated conservatively, following which the patient presented with ankle instability and was found to have concurrent anterior talofibular ligament tear. Critical review of the LH classification along with its shortcomings is discussed.