Kyle S. Peterson, DPM, AACFAS
Suburban Orthopaedics

Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery is performed to repair defects in the body caused by developmental abnormalities, congenital deformities, tumors, or infections.

Trauma Surgery

Trauma refers to injuries of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, blood vessels,

Sports Medicine

Involves treating sports injuries which occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising

External frame fixation aided stable reduction of pilon fractures

External frame fixation aided stable reduction of pilon fractures

Fragments of pilon fractures could be adequately reduced without exposing the soft tissues of the ankle to additional trauma when investigators at Ashford and St. Peters NHS Foundation Trust used Ilizarov external frames for indirect reduction, fixation and stabilization of fractures, according to a presentation given here.

Ashwin Unnithan, MBBS, MSc, FRCS (Ortho), and colleagues studied 97 consecutive patients with a pilon fracture seen at the Trust, which is a regional referral center for patients who need Ilizarov frame fixation. All the patients were treated with frame fixation. They had 54 months mean follow-up. The mean time to union for the fractures was 6 months.

Source: Healio

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