BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-201390

Dislocated ankle fracture complicated by near total distal ischaemia

  1. Ali Dogan
  1. Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Antalya Education and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Fatih Duygun, fduygun2000{at}


Total arterial ischaemia is rarely seen following a dislocated ankle fracture but if it does and intervention is not made, it can lead to serious morbidity. We present a 39-year-old woman with almost total occlusion in the arteria tibialis and arteria dorsalis pedis following a dislocated ankle fracture as a result of a bicycle fall.

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