Medicine:Gosselin fracture

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The Gosselin fracture is a V-shaped fracture of the distal tibia which extends into the ankle joint and fractures the tibial plafond into anterior and posterior fragments.[1]

The fracture was described by Leon Athanese Gosselin, chief of surgery at the Hôpital de la Charité in Paris.[2]


  1. Hunter, Tim B; Leonard F Peltier; Pamela J Lund (May 2000). "Musculoskeletal Eponyms: Who Are Those Guys?". RadioGraphics 20 (3): 819–836. doi:10.1148/radiographics.20.3.g00ma20819. PMID 10835130. 
  2. Gosselin LA, Stimson LA. translated in Clinical lectures on surgery. Philadelphia, Pa. Lea, 1878.

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