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Management of high-energy tibial pilon fractures.

Jacob, N; Amin, A; Giotakis, N; Narayan, B; Nayagam, S; Trompeter, AJ (2015) Management of high-energy tibial pilon fractures. Strategies Trauma Limb Reconstr, 10 (3). pp. 137-147. ISSN 1828-8936
SGUL Authors: Trompeter, Alex Joel

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Tibial pilon fractures result from high-energy trauma unlike usual ankle fractures. Their management provides numerous challenges to the orthopaedic surgeon including obtaining anatomic reduction of articular surface and the management of associated soft tissue injuries. This article aims to review major advances and principles that guide our practice today. We also discuss a treatment algorithm based on a staged approach to the fracture: initial spanning external fixation followed by definitive fixation.

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Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2015. Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Keywords: Algorithm, Bone defects, Management, Pilon fractures, Reconstruction, Strategy, Pilon fractures, Management, Strategy, Algorithm, Reconstruction, Bone defects
SGUL Research Institute / Research Centre: Academic Structure > Institute of Medical & Biomedical Education (IMBE)
Journal or Publication Title: Strategies Trauma Limb Reconstr
ISSN: 1828-8936
Language: eng
November 2015Published
25 September 2015Published Online
23 August 2015Accepted
Publisher License: Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
PubMed ID: 26407690
Web of Science ID: WOS:000369169600001
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