Tibial pilon fractures.

  title={Tibial pilon fractures.},
  author={Franz Josef Mueller and M. Nerlich},
  journal={Acta chirurgiae orthopaedicae et traumatologiae Cechoslovaca},
  volume={77 4},
Tibial pilon fractures are severe injuries to the distal articular surface of the tibia. Such injuries frequently result from high-energy axial impact and are often associated with extended soft tissue injury. Various treatment methods are available, depending not only on the fracture type but mostly on the extent of the soft tissue injury; one of the most frequent procedures is a two-stage surgery: the initial closed reduction of the fracture via primary placement of an ankle joint-spanning… CONTINUE READING