Alternatives for the treatment of complex tibial pilon fractures
Alternativas para el tratamiento de las fracturas complejas de pilón tibial

F Argüelles-Linares, D Mifsut-Miedes, R Gil-Albarova
2014 Acta ortopédica mexicana  
Tibial pilon fractures are one of the most severe types of fractures, not only due to the complexity of their treatment, but also due to the important sequelae they may cause. Moreover, an important percentage of them are open fractures or importantly involve the soft tissues, thus making treatment even more difficult. Thirty-seven patients with tibial pilon fractures treated surgically were included in this study. The results of the FREMAP functional assessment scale were analyzed together
more » ... alyzed together with Burwell-Charnley's radiographic criteria. Although there is no consensus on which is the best treatment, it is evident that combined treatment including external and internal fixation with a plate provides the best results.
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