Minimally-invasive treatment of high velocity intra-articular fractures of the distal tibia.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207370
Title:
Minimally-invasive treatment of high velocity intra-articular fractures of the distal tibia.
Authors:
Leonard, M; Magill, P; Khayyat, G
Affiliation:
Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland., mikeleonard77@gmail.com
Citation:
Int Orthop. 2009 Aug;33(4):1149-53. Epub 2008 Jul 25.
Journal:
International orthopaedics
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207370
DOI:
10.1007/s00264-008-0629-5
PubMed ID:
18654775
Abstract:
The pilon fracture is a complex injury. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome of minimally invasive techniques in management of these injuries. This was a prospective study of closed AO type C2 and C3 fractures managed by early (<36 hours) minimally invasive surgical intervention and physiotherapist led rehabilitation. Thirty patients with 32 intra-articular distal tibial fractures were treated by the senior surgeon (GK). Our aim was to record the outcome and all complications with a minimum two year follow-up. There were two superficial wound infections. One patient developed a non-union which required a formal open procedure. Another patient was symptomatic from a palpable plate inferiorly. An excellent AOFAS result was obtained in 83% (20/24) of the patients. Early minimally invasive reduction and fixation of complex high velocity pilon fractures gave very satisfactory results at a minimum of two years follow-up.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Bone Screws; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Fracture Fixation, Internal/instrumentation/*methods; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Prospective Studies; Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive/instrumentation/*methods; Tibial Fractures/radiography/rehabilitation/*surgery; Treatment Outcome; Young Adult
ISSN:
1432-5195 (Electronic); 0341-2695 (Linking)

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dc.contributor.authorLeonard, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorMagill, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKhayyat, Gen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:21:47Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:21:47Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:21:47Z-
dc.identifier.citationInt Orthop. 2009 Aug;33(4):1149-53. Epub 2008 Jul 25.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1432-5195 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0341-2695 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid18654775en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00264-008-0629-5en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207370-
dc.description.abstractThe pilon fracture is a complex injury. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome of minimally invasive techniques in management of these injuries. This was a prospective study of closed AO type C2 and C3 fractures managed by early (<36 hours) minimally invasive surgical intervention and physiotherapist led rehabilitation. Thirty patients with 32 intra-articular distal tibial fractures were treated by the senior surgeon (GK). Our aim was to record the outcome and all complications with a minimum two year follow-up. There were two superficial wound infections. One patient developed a non-union which required a formal open procedure. Another patient was symptomatic from a palpable plate inferiorly. An excellent AOFAS result was obtained in 83% (20/24) of the patients. Early minimally invasive reduction and fixation of complex high velocity pilon fractures gave very satisfactory results at a minimum of two years follow-up.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshBone Screwsen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshFracture Fixation, Internal/instrumentation/*methodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshSurgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive/instrumentation/*methodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshTibial Fractures/radiography/rehabilitation/*surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen_GB
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_GB
dc.titleMinimally-invasive treatment of high velocity intra-articular fractures of the distal tibia.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentOur Lady Of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland., mikeleonard77@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalInternational orthopaedicsen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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