Early internal fixation and soft tissue cover of severe open tibial pilon fractures

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We studied 32 consecutive patients with open distal tibial pilon fractures. All patients had radical debridement with immediate skeletal stabilisation and early soft-tissue cover with a vascularized muscle flap. The minimum follow-up was 1 (range 1–8) year. There were four superficial infections, two deep infections and two amputations. There were no long… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00264-003-0486-1

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