Ankle Fractures

  • J. Karlsson
  • S. Brandsson
  • M. Möller


The ankle is a complex hinge joint, in which the skeletal structures and the ligaments play an important role in terms of function, movement and stability. Normal function of the ankle is dependent on the precise structural integrity. Not only the ligaments but also the tight fit between the talus and the malleoli in the ankle mortise play an important stabilizing role. During weightbearing, the ankle is exposed to forces of between 1.2 and 5.5 times the weight of the body. This load increases the inherent stability of the joint [1].


Internal Fixation Fragility Fracture Wrist Fracture Ankle Fracture Interosseous Membrane 
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  • S. Brandsson
  • M. Möller

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