Open tibiofibular fractures resulting from domestic animal bites are exceptional. We report two such cases, in patients of 11 and 13 years of age, and discuss the etiological, pathogenic, anatomic, and clinical aspects of these injuries. These were type III fractures according to the Cauchoix and Duparc classification. The fractures were treated with emergency wound care, wound dressing, and conservative orthopaedic treatment using a long leg cast for immobilization. Preventive parenteral antibiotics were also given. Evolution was favorable in both cases and the patients returned to their normal activities with no substantial disability.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Open fracture, Child, Tibiofibular fracture, Animal bites, Donkey