Lateral Transfibular Approach to Tibial Pilon Fractures A Case Report


TOSUN B. , SELEK Ö.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.109, no.6, pp.459-462, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 109 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.7547/17-212
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.459-462

Abstract

We present a case of tibial pilon fracture where only the lateral part of the distal tibia was affected. The transfibular approach to the ankle was used for the surgical treatment of the fracture. After an initial nonweightbearing period of 3 weeks, full weightbearing was allowed 8 weeks after surgery. The second-year follow-up showed no evidence of degenerative signs, with full ankle range of motion.