Percutaneous plating of distal tibial fractures

  title={Percutaneous plating of distal tibial fractures},
  author={Nicola Maffulli and Andrew David Toms and Andrew McMurtie and Francesco Oliva},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
We studied 20 patients (mean age 47.9±3.9, range 25–85 years) undergoing percutaneous plating of the distal tibia for 43A or 43C fractures in the period 1999–2002. Bony and functional results were classified into four categories ranging from excellent to poor. Union was achieved in all but one patient. Seven patients had angular deformities between 7 and 10°, but none of these patients required further operations. No patient had a leg-length discrepancy greater than 1 cm. Thirteen patients had… CONTINUE READING


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