NC92.76/S82 Bimalleolar fracture of ankle, not otherwise specified



Bimalleolar fracture of the ankle is a fracture that involves the two bony protuberances of the ankle, the medial and lateral malleolus. This type of fracture is typically caused by a direct force or impact to the outside of the ankle, such as a sports-related injury or a fall.


Bimalleolar fracture of the ankle is typically diagnosed through a physical examination and imaging tests, such as X-rays. The physical examination may reveal swelling, tenderness and bruising around the ankle, while imaging tests will show the location and extent of the fracture.

Differential diagnosis

Other possible diagnoses that need to be considered and ruled out in order to properly diagnose a bimalleolar fracture of the ankle include sprains and strains, ankle ligament tears and ankle arthritis.


Treatment of a bimalleolar fracture of the ankle typically involves the use of a cast or splint to immobilize the ankle and reduce pain. Surgery may be necessary in some cases to stabilize the ankle, and physical therapy may be recommended to help the ankle regain strength and mobility.


The prognosis for a patient with a bimalleolar fracture of the ankle is generally good, as long as the treatment is comprehensive and prompt. With proper treatment and rehabilitation, most patients will be able to regain full use and strength of the ankle in a few months.

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