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. 1999 Oct;16(4):743-67.

Pilon Fractures of the Distal Tibia

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Pilon Fractures of the Distal Tibia

V J Mandracchia et al. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. .


Pilon fractures are one of the most complicated injuries confronting the lower extremity traumatologist. When faced with the pilon fracture, the surgeon must adhere to the principles of anatomic reduction and rigid stabilization to achieve early range of motion. Open reduction and internal or external fixation or a combination of fixation techniques, expertly placed, ensure the best possible outcome with the least complications. A functional lower extremity following a pilon fracture is possible with meticulous evaluation and repair.

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