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Médecine et chirurgie du pied

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Lateral tibiotarsal dislocation without fracture. A case report and review of the literature Volume 23, issue 1, Avril 2007

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Pure tibiotarsal dislocation is an extremely rare traumatic injury, the medial type occurring most frequently. The authors report an open, pure, lateral tibiotarsal dislocation in a 35-year-old woman resulting from a four-meter fall. Reduction was performed promptly in the emergency room, with plasty of the medial capsular-ligament. Immobilisation by below-knee plaster cast was applied for 8 weeks, followed by physical therapy. After one year, the functional outcome was good, with a painless, stable ankle and satisfactory mobility.