Fractures of the Distal Tibia Treated with Polyaxial Locking Plating

@article{Gao2008FracturesOT,
  title={Fractures of the Distal Tibia Treated with Polyaxial Locking Plating},
  author={Hong Yuan Gao and Chang-Qing Zhang and Cong-feng Luo and Zu-bin Zhou and Bing-fang Zeng},
  journal={Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={467},
  pages={831-837}
}
AbstractWe evaluated the healing rate, complications, and functional outcomes in 32 adult patients with very short metaphyseal fragments in fractures of the distal tibia treated with a polyaxial locking system. The average distance from the distal extent of the fracture to the tibial plafond was 11 mm. All fractures healed and the average time to union was 14 weeks. Six patients (19%) reported occasional local disturbance over the medial malleolus. There were two cases of postoperative… CONTINUE READING
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