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previously visited PROXIMAL FIBULA FRACTURE
Contributed by: Fritsch & Thompson, Radiologist, Diagnostic Radiology of Houston, Texas, USA.
Patient: 52 year old male
History: 52 year old man with history of falling after being struck with a bus. 
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Fig. 1: AP X-ray

Fig. 2: Lateral X-ray

Fig. 3: AP x-ray and coronal MR images. Signal changes noted on MR exam; plain film shows no definite abnormality.

Fig. 4: Coronal FatSat and T1W images

Fig. 5: Subtle cortical disruption visible on the lateral x-ray view but obious on MRI.
Findings: FINDINGS:    

MRI examination of the right knee reveals a Y configuration comminuted nondisplaced fracture of the proximal fibula.  Note the signal changes on the MRI (decreased on T1 increased on T2).
 
Correlation to the x-ray examination shows that the radiographs do demonstrate a subtle fracture deformity of the proximal fibula on the lateral projection only.

Diagnosis: COMMINUTED Y SHAPED NONDISPLACED FRACTURE OF THE PROXIMAL FIBULA.
References: Patient referred by Michael Mann, MD
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Case Number: 7837101Last Updated: 11-14-2007
Anatomy: Skeletal System   Pathology: Trauma
Modality: Conventional Radiograph, MRAccess Level: Readable by all users
Keywords: fracture; fibula

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