Eponymous Fractures

Weber Classification



  • 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
Want more info like this?
  • Your electronic clinical medicine handbook
  • Guides to help pass your exams
  • Tools every medical student needs
  • Quick diagrams to have the answers, fast
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge