plafond fracture

plafond fracture

a fracture that involves the buttress part of the malleolus of a bone.
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It seems that the ideal time for definitive fixation of tibial plafond fractures is between 12 and 24 days.
WOUND COMPLICATIONS USING A MODIFIED SURGICAL APPROACH TO OPEN REDUCTION OF TIBIAL PLAFOND FRACTURES.
Between 1994 and 1999, 65 tibial plafond fractures in 64 patients underwent open reduction and internal fixation using a standard staged protocol except for modification of the surgical approach.