Surgical treatment for pilon fracture of the ankle-open reduction and internal fixation.

@article{Chen1998SurgicalTF,
  title={Surgical treatment for pilon fracture of the ankle-open reduction and internal fixation.},
  author={Yuan-Wu Chen and Ping Jie Huang and Carmen Y. Hsu and C H Kuo and Y M Cheng and Sandra Y. Lin and L. H. Chen and Hsin chen Chiang},
  journal={The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={
          31-5
        }
}
From 1991 to 1994, 39 ankles of 38 patients underwent surgical open reduction and internal fixation for pilon fractures. These patients included 29 males and 9 females with an average age of 38.6 y/o (range 28 y/o-58 y/o). The follow up and evaluation period averaged 31.7 months (range 22Ms-44Ms), during which time a standing x-ray for arthrosis grading and functional scale was used for clinical evaluation. Complications included 1 case of infection, 1 case of loss reduction, 2 cases of partial… CONTINUE READING