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Pott's fracture Line breaks: Pott's frac|ture

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Definition of Pott's fracture in English:


A fracture of the lower end of the fibula, usually involving a dislocation of the ankle.
Example sentences
  • Radiographs showed a burst fracture of the second lumbar vertebra, a left Pott's fracture, and an isolated dorsal dislocation of the right midtarsal.
  • In 1962 she had a Pott's fracture of her left ankle, which was fixed with a Vitallium.
  • There is quite a common tendency today to classify any fracture about the ankle joint as a Pott's fracture.


Mid 19th century: named after Sir Percivall Pott (1713–88), English surgeon.

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