Wagstaffe-Le Fort avulsion fracture

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Wagstaffe-Le Fort avulsion fracture
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 S82.6
AO 44-A1.1

Le Fort's fracture of the ankle is a vertical fracture of the antero-medial part of the distal fibula with avulsion of the anterior tibiofibular ligament,[1] opposite to a Tillaux-Chaput avulsion fracture

The injury was described by Léon Clément Le Fort in 1886.[2]


  1. ^ Tim B Hunter, Leonard F Peltier, Pamela J Lund (2000). "Musculoskeletal Eponyms: Who Are Those Guys?" (PDF). RadioGraphics 20: 829. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  2. ^ Le Fort, LC (1886). "Note sur une variete non-decrite de fracture verticale de la malleole externe par arrachement." [Note on an undescribed variety of vertical fracture of the lateral malleolus by avulsion.]. Bull Gen Ther 110: 193–199. 

External links[edit]

Le Fort's fracture of the ankle at Who Named It?

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