Limited open reduction and Ilizarov external fixation in the treatment of distal tibial fractures.

@article{Leung2004LimitedOR,
  title={Limited open reduction and Ilizarov external fixation in the treatment of distal tibial fractures.},
  author={Frankie Leung and Hau Yan Kwok and Tze Shing Pun and Shew Ping Chow},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2004},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={278-83}
}
The authors reviewed 31 distal tibial fractures (16 involving the tibial plafond) treated with Ilizarov external fixation. The study population was composed of 19 males and 12 females, with an average age of 54. The fractures were classified according to the AO classification: A1 (3), A2 (6), A3 (6), C1 (2), C2 (8), C3 (6). There were six open injuries. In 14 pilon cases, open reduction of the intra-articular fragments and bone grafting via a limited incision was performed. Clinical follow-up… CONTINUE READING

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