Existen diferentes tipos de fracturas de tobillo y una de ellas es la fractura trimaleolar. Un cambio repentino en el movimiento del tobillo o colocar el pie de una manera inapropiada puede hacer que el tobillo ruede hacia adentro y produzca una fractura trimaleolar. El debilitamiento de los ligamentos del tobillo donde no puede soportar el peso completo del cuerpo puede causar Fractura trimaleolar. Los ligamentos debilitados se observan en personas mayores y causan una gran dificultad en el funcionamiento del tobillo que da como resultado una fractura trimaleolar.
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View All The lateral malleolus is the name given to the bone on the outside of the ankle joint. The tibia carries the vast majority of the weight of the body about 90 percent , with the fibula holding only about 10 percent of body weight.
These injuries typically occur when the ankle is either twisted or rolled, often with an awkward or uneven step. Illustration by Cindy Chung, Verywell Symptoms Lateral malleolus fractures cause pain, swelling, and bruising around the ankle.
Pain and swelling on the inner side of the ankle along with a lateral malleolus fracture may indicate the possibility of an injury called bimalleolar equivalent fracture — a specific type of unstable ankle fracture that may require surgery.
Anyone with a lateral malleolus fracture should be examined for signs of a more serious, unstable ankle fracture. Therefore, if the bone heals in a position where the ankle is not functioning properly, the ankle is likely to develop early ankle arthritis. The good news is that isolated lateral malleolus fractures are almost always stable ankle fractures and therefore do not have this problem.
Ice Application: Ice application is helpful at reducing pain and minimizing swelling. Elevation: Elevation is important to keep swelling limited. Be sure your ankle is above your heart.
Usually, a week or two with crutches will control these symptoms. Some doctors use walking casts, walking boots, air casts, ankle braces, or even high top shoes hiking boots. Whatever gives you support and comfort should work equally well. Is Surgery Preferable? The clear answer is that surgery is a worse option for stable lateral malleolus fractures. The reason is that non-surgical treatment has been shown to be just as effective for the treatment of the broken bone.
In addition, surgery has a chance of both infection and healing problems about 2 percent and these can cause significant problems. Lastly, when people do have metal implants around the ankle, they may choose to have the metal removed down the road.
So if surgery is not recommended, it is probably for the best. Thanks for your feedback! Dealing with joint pain can cause major disruptions to your day. Sign up and learn how to better take care of your body. Click below and just hit send! There was an error. Please try again. What are your concerns?
Fractura trimaleolar: causas, signos, síntomas, tratamiento conservador, quirúrgico
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