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Pott's fracture

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Definition

noun

Originally, the term refers to thedislocation of the ankle joint with fracture at the lower part of the fibula and malleolus of the tibia, resulting in the foot to turn out. Later on, it was loosely applied for any fracture or fracture-dislocation around the ankle.


Supplement

Word origin: the term was named after the English physician Percivall Pott who experienced the injury in 1765 and later described his clinical findings in a paper published in 1769.


Synonym: Pott's syndrome I, Dupuytren fracture.