Fractures of the distal tibial metaphysis with intra-articular extension--the distal tibial explosion fracture.

Abstract

In a study of 26 distal tibial explosion fractures in 24 patients two fracture patterns were identified: Type A, a rotational pattern; and Type B, a compressive fracture pattern. The rotational pattern was found to be less common than the compressive fracture and to have a substantially better prognosis. Operative treatment of the Type A pattern led to an… (More)

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