The entrapment of an intact fibula behind the tibia was described by Ashhurst and Bromer in 1922, who attributed the description of the mechanism of injury to Huguier's 1848 publication. The injury involving fibular fracture with posterior dislocation was described by David M. Bosworth in 1947.
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^Bosworth, DM (Jan 1947). "Fracture-Dislocation of the Ankle with Fixed Displacement of the Fibula behind the Tibia.". J Bone and Joint Surg.29: 130–135.