Ankle Case 2 History/Physical Exam
Distal fibula fracture
History and Physical Exam
Lateral malleolar and distal fibula fractures are usually sustained from ankle inversions. Patients typically have swelling, ecchymosis, and tenderness to palpation along the lateral border of the ankle joint. Exam should also assess for medial ankle tenderness since bi- or tri-malleolar injuries are less stable.