Presenter Information

Kayla BennettFollow

Major

Athletic Training

Faculty Mentor(s)

Mandy Jarriel

Keywords

ankle, fracture, dislocation, surgery, football

Abstract

Tri-Malleolar Fracture and Dislocation with Deltoid Rupture and Fibular Fracture Kayla Bennett Howard High School, Macon GA

The objective of this case study is to present the case of a high school football player with a tri-malleolar fracture and dislocation with deltoid rupture and a compound fracture of the fibula. The athlete in question is an 18-year-old male, African American, who played wide receiver at the time of injury. This case gives specific considerations to the differential diagnosis and the immediate treatments as well as the rehabilitation plan. This case is an extremely unique injury due to the distraction and rotary force needed to dislocate the ankle alone but this athlete also had a butterfly fracture to his fibula as well as ruptured deltoid ligaments. It is also unique that I was present in the operating room for his surgery, an open reduction internal fixation using the TightRope method. With the severity of this injury there a potential future complications including early onset of osteoarthritis and about the dissipation of forces due to the surgical intervention. The surgery and rehabilitation interventions were successful and the hopes are that he is back to playing baseball this season.

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Tri-Malleolar Fracture and Dislocation with Deltoid Rupture and Fibular Fracture

Tri-Malleolar Fracture and Dislocation with Deltoid Rupture and Fibular Fracture Kayla Bennett Howard High School, Macon GA

The objective of this case study is to present the case of a high school football player with a tri-malleolar fracture and dislocation with deltoid rupture and a compound fracture of the fibula. The athlete in question is an 18-year-old male, African American, who played wide receiver at the time of injury. This case gives specific considerations to the differential diagnosis and the immediate treatments as well as the rehabilitation plan. This case is an extremely unique injury due to the distraction and rotary force needed to dislocate the ankle alone but this athlete also had a butterfly fracture to his fibula as well as ruptured deltoid ligaments. It is also unique that I was present in the operating room for his surgery, an open reduction internal fixation using the TightRope method. With the severity of this injury there a potential future complications including early onset of osteoarthritis and about the dissipation of forces due to the surgical intervention. The surgery and rehabilitation interventions were successful and the hopes are that he is back to playing baseball this season.