One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fracture of the lower end of the fibula, usually involving a dislocation of the ankle.
- ‘There is quite a common tendency today to classify any fracture about the ankle joint as a Pott's fracture.’
- ‘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.’
Mid 19th century: named after Sir Percivall Pott (1713–88), English surgeon.
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