What is Weber type B fracture?

What is Weber type B fracture?

You have sustained a fracture to your fibula (outside ankle bone). If the Orthopaedic Consultant considers this unstable, an operation with plate and screws may be required. Sometimes a Plaster is used.

What classification is associated with the ankle Weber?

The Weber ankle fracture classification (or Danis-Weber classification) is a simple system for classification of lateral malleolar fractures, relating to the level of the fracture in relation to the ankle joint, specifically the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis. It has a role in determining treatment.

How is a Weber fracture treated?

Rest and Elevation: Try to rest the leg for the first 24-72 hours to allow the early stage of healing to begin. Raise your ankle above the level of your hips to reduce swelling. You can use pillows or a stool to keep your leg up. Sit with your leg straight out in front of you.

Is a Weber B fracture serious?

Any bi- or trimalleolar fracture should be considered unstable because of the disruption of the bony architecture on both the medial and lateral side of the joint. With Weber B fractures, the stability of the ankle joint depends on injury to the tibiofibular ligaments and the deltoid ligament.

Can you walk on a Weber B fracture?

You may walk on the foot as comfort allows. You will find it easier to walk with crutches in the early stages. Follow up: There is a small chance that this type of fracture may displace (move).

How Long Does Weber B fracture take to heal?

It is also called a Weber B fracture. This normally takes six weeks to heal but you may still have pain and swelling for up to six months after your injury. During this period, it is important that you follow the rehabilitation plan on the following page.

Does Weber C fracture need surgery?

Weber C: This fracture is above the ankle joint and there may be an additional fracture on the inside of your ankle. This fracture is not stable and will need surgery.

How long does a Weber C fracture take to heal?

This is classified as a potentially stable Weber C type fracture. Healing: This normally takes approximately 6 weeks to heal. Pain and Swelling: The swelling is often worse at the end of the day and elevating it will help. Pain and swelling can be ongoing for 3-6 months.

Can I drive with a Weber a fracture?

You may walk on the foot as comfort allows but you will find it easier to walk with crutches in the early stages. You can return to driving once your boot has been removed and you feel confident in safely controlling your vehicle.

Do Weber B fractures need surgery?

Weber C fractures are almost always unstable and require surgical intervention. Weber B fractures occur at the level of the tibiofibular ligaments, just above the talar dome, and happen primarily through a mechanism of ankle supination and external rotation (SER).