Archaic term: Ankle fracture-dislocation
Bosworth fracture-dislocation of the ankle is a rare injury in which the proximal fibular fragment is entrapped (fixed displacement) behind the tibia, frequently irreducible by closed methods
- David Marsh Bosworth (1897–1979)
- Bosworth DM. Fracture-dislocation of the ankle with fixed displacement of the fibula behind the tibia. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1947 Jan;29(1):130-5
- Silverio A et al. Bosworth Ankle Fracture-Dislocation. The Orthopod
- Hoblitzell, RM, Ebraheim, NA, Merritt, T, Jackson, WT. Bosworth fracture-dislocation of the ankle. A case report and review of the literature. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 1990; 255:257-262.
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- Khan, F, Borton D. A constant radiological sign in Bosworth’s fractures: “the axilla sign”. Foot Ankle Int 2008; 29:55-57.
- Wright SE, Legg A, Davies MB. A contemporary approach to the management of a Bosworth injury. Injury 2012; 43:252-253.
- Somford MP, Wiegerinck JI, Hoornenborg D, van den Bekerom MPJ. Ankle fracture eponyms. JBJS 2013; 95(24): e198
- Yeoh CS, Tan GM. Bosworth fracture-dislocation of the ankle: a case report. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2013 Aug;21(2):249-52
- Eponymythology: Eponymous ankle and talus injuries. LITFL
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