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The Weber classification is used to class lateral malleolar fractures, based on the location of the fibular fracture - below, at the level of or above the distal tibiofibular joint. The Weber classification indicates the stability of the fracture, and is used to guide treatment.
 

Weber Classification

 
 
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  • The Weber classification is used to class lateral malleolar fractures, based on the location of the fibular fracture - below, at the level of or above the distal tibiofibular joint. The Weber classification indicates the stability of the fracture, and is used to guide treatment.
    • Classification

    • A
      Transverse fracture below the level of the tibial plafondMost stable - ligaments intact
    • B
      Spiral fracture at the level of the distal tibiofibular jointLigaments may be disrupted
    • C
      Fracture above the level of the distal tibiofibular jointLeast stable - complete disruption of syndesmosis and tearing of anterior & posterior tibiofibular ligaments and interosseous membrane
Last updated on February 7th, 2020
 
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