Large Autologous Ilium with Periosteum for Tibiotalar Joint Reconstruction in Rüedi-Allgöwer III Pilon Fractures [post]

Dong Li, Jiao Jiao Li, Yuanyuan Zhu, Fushan Hou, Yuan Li, Bin Zhao, Bin Wang
2020 unpublished
Background: Management of Rüedi-Allgöwer III or AO type C3 pilon fracture present numerous challenges to the orthopaedic surgeon. A joint preservation technique using a large autologous ilium with periosteum in combination with internal implant fixation was reported to improve the outcome of reconstruction. Methods: Twenty-five patients with soft tissue injury of Tscherne-Gotzen I-II after Rüedi-Allgöwer III pilon fracture received a large autologous ilium with periosteum for tibiotalar joint
more » ... tibiotalar joint reconstruction and open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF), between March 2015 and September 2018. The visual analog scale (VAS), American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) score, and Burwell and Charnley criteria were used for outcome analysis.Results: Twenty patients with an average age of 45.2 years were followed for an average of 18.3 months. The VAS and AOFAS scores, and Burwell and Charnley ratings were recorded at the last follow-up after reconstructive surgery. Two patients developed redness and swelling at the wound site, but recovered after local care and dressing changes. No patient displayed deep surgical site infection, donor site complication, non-union or local complication during the final follow-up. The average bone union time was 18.3 months (range 3-36).Conclusions: Large autologous ilium with periosteum in combination with ORIF can be safely performed for tibiotalar joint reconstruction. This method greatly reduces the risk of post-operative complications following articular reconstruction for Rüedi-Allgöwer III pilon fractures.Level of Evidence: Level III, retrospective cohort study
doi:10.21203/ fatcat:xhqvj3ggkzdbtjf63porj2eezi