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  • Forced dorsiflexion as in car accidents can cause anterior marginal fracture of bones in the ankle joint.
  • Causes fragments of the lower articular part of tibia.
 
 
  • Reduction
  • Internal fixation is preferred in young patients with postero-anterior screw to keep the fragment in place.
  • Older patients should make it with closed reduction and immobilization.
  • Immobilize with below the knee plaster for the first 2 weeks in all cases and then a walking below the knee plaster for another 8-10 weeks.
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Anterior marginal fracture due to dorsiflexion injury
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