Anatomy of pilon fractures of the distal tibia

CJ Topliss, M Jackson, RM Atkins

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In a series of 126 consecutive pilon fractures, we have described anatomically explicable fragments. Fracture lines describing these fragments have revealed ten types of pilon fracture which belong to two families, sagittal and coronal. The type of fracture is dictated by the energy of injury, the direction of the force of injury and the age of the patient.
Translated title of the contributionAnatomy of pilon fractures of the distal tibia
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)692 - 697
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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