Understanding the mechanism causing tibial plafond fracture is of major importance in order to choose the optimal method of treatment.
The distal tibial intra-articular fractures are also called as Plafond fractures.
When there is a plafond fracture
, patient wait for the swelling to come down, rigid internal fixation and bone grafting and delayed weight bearing always give a good result irrespective of the age of the patient.
The biological and mechanical advantages of the circular external fixator in the treatment of high velocity tibial plafond fractures
have been described [39-43].
Hybrid external fixation in the treatment of tibial plafond fractures
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.
A Prospective study evaluation incision placement and wound healing for tibial plafond fractures