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Flashcards in Distal Tibial Fractures Deck (7):
1

Intra-articular distal tibial fractures are known by which other name?

Pilon farctures

2

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

3

Pilon fractures usually require which type of treatment and why?

ORIF

To ensure a congruent surface at the articulation

4

What generally causes a Pilon fracture?

High energy fall from a height or rapid deceleration

5

What is often required in order to assess a Pilon fracture to determine the fixation and surgical approach?

CT scan

6

What secondary problem often arises after a Pilon fracture heals?

Post-traumatic OA

7

How is post-traumatic OA as a result of a Pilon fracture often treated?

Ankle arthrodesis

(ossification of two bones during surgery)

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