Tillaux fracture Dr Osamah A. A. Alwalid and Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard ◉ ◈ et al. Tillaux fractures are Salter-Harris III fractures through the anterolateral aspect of the distal tibial epiphysis, with variable amounts of displacement. Abstract The authors present two isolated chaput-tillaux fractures in an adult skeleton. A high level of suspicion is required to prevent diagnostic failure. Computerized tomography scan detects hidden fractures and enables a more detailed preoperative assessment of each case.
Avulsion fractures of the anterior inferior tibiofibular ligament from its tibial attachment, Tillaux fractures, are usually seen in adolescents during the interval of the distal tibial epiphyseal closure. However, this pattern of fracture is rare in adult patients, because the ligaments will usually fail before the bone fails. This case is a rare adult type Tillaux fracture. This fracture should be diagnosed in the emergency department. The fracture requires careful evaluation with awareness of associated injury.
A Tillaux fracture is a Salter–Harris type III fracture through the anterolateral aspect of the distal tibial epiphysis. Adult Tillaux fracture is a rare fracture. It is an avulsion fracture of the anterolateral part of the tibial plafond. It is also called Tillaux–Chaput frac- ture. It is similar to juvenile Tillaux fracture, which is a transition fracture.