[Pilon tibiale fractures].

@article{Hahn2004PilonTF,
  title={[Pilon tibiale fractures].},
  author={Michael Patrick Hahn and Jochen Thies},
  journal={Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift fur alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen},
  year={2004},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={211-30}
}
In the AO classification, the distal tibia is 43 and A type injuries are extra-articular, B type partial articular and C type involve the whole of the articular surface with complete separation of the joint from the diaphysis. The term pilon fracture should be confined to B(3) and C type fractures. The injury mechanism of pilon fractures will vary from a simple fall to a high energy road traffic accident, leading to increasing fracture comminution and greater soft tissue injury with more open… CONTINUE READING
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