pilon fracture

pi·lon frac·ture

a fracture of the distal metaphysis of the tibia extending into the ankle joint.
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Staged ankle fusion using a hindfoot nail and CERAMENT(TM)|G in cases of ankle osteomyelitis after open pilon fractures .
Bob Sharp, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals, who operated on Steve's ankle says: "The most complex ankle fractures are called Pilon fractures, where the anklebone is in bits.
Distractive forces are used, for example, with ligamentotaxis to treat distal radius fractures, pilon fractures, and tibial plateau fractures (Figs.
Additionally, the ACE Fischer Fixator has well proved its effectiveness for everything from tibia plateau fractures, pilon fractures, to open wound/fracture management, limb lengthening, and correction of deformities.
The small pin circular fixator for distal tibial pilon fractures with soft tissue compromise.
The TRIGEN Hindfoot Fusion Nail is indicated for degeneration, deformity or trauma of the hindfoot including severe pilon fractures, avascular necrosis and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as failed total ankle replacement and failed ankle arthrodesis.
12) Watson and colleagues (7) reported on 107 patients with pilon fractures treated using a standard staged protocol for patients with open fractures, compartment syndromes, and polytrauma.