Intra-articular distal tibial fractures are known by which other name?
Which treatment method is preferred for distal tibial fractures in the following situations?
a) Not too distal and extra-articular
b) Very distal, yet extra-articular
a) Intramedullary nail
b) Plate and screws
Pilon fractures usually require which type of treatment and why?
To ensure a congruent surface at the articulation
What generally causes a Pilon fracture?
High energy fall from a height or rapid deceleration
What is often required in order to assess a Pilon fracture to determine the fixation and surgical approach?
What secondary problem often arises after a Pilon fracture heals?
How is post-traumatic OA as a result of a Pilon fracture often treated?
(ossification of two bones during surgery)