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pilon fracture surgery

Gi Beom Kim, Oog-Jin Shon, Chul Hyun Park
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic results of the treatment of AO/OTA type C pilon fracture via the anterolateral approach using a low-profile plate combined with medial minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 28 ankles with AO/OTA type C pilon fractures that were treated using the anterolateral approach combined with medial MIPO. Mean age was 46 years (range, 19 to 75), and the mean follow-up period was 25 months (range, 14 to 50)...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Peiming Liu, Yong Guo, Ying Wen, Wei Wang
Objective: Pilon fracture is so complex that its therapy poses a great challenge to surgeons. Few studies have compared arthroscopy-assisted minimally invasive therapy and external fixation combined with limited internal fixation (EFLIF), and an optimal choice of surgical therapy remains unclear in patients with type III Pilon fracture. Moreover, to our knowledge, very few studies have specifically evaluated arthroscopy-assisted minimally invasive therapy in Chinese elderly with type III Pilon fracture...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
Giandavide Ieropoli, Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Silvia Chiara Zompi, Umberto Morozzo, Riccardo D'Ambrosi, Federico Giuseppe Usuelli, Pedro Berjano
OBJECTIVE: The aim is to present a case series that illustrates possible benefits from combining minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO), plastic surgery and antibiotic therapy, in order to treat and eradicate infection in patients with tibial pilon or calcaneal fractures. METHODS: Eleven consecutive patients with dehiscence of the surgical wound in outcomes MIPO using a Locking Compression Plate (LCP) for tibial pilon, or calcaneus fractures. The patients had developed a documented infection of the surgical wound...
December 2017: Foot
Christoph Sommer, Sean E Nork, Matthew Graves, Michael Blauth, Mark Rudin, Karl Stoffel
INTRODUCTION: The management of pilon fractures remains a challenging issue. Due to the complexity of factors that influence the outcome, it has been questioned if anatomical reductions of articular fracture are relevant. The lack of a commonly accepted assessment of quality of fracture reduction compounded the uncertainty of the importance of anatomical reduction in pilon fracture. The current study aimed to define parameters that can better assess the reduction quality and to investigate the influence of reduction quality on functional outcomes...
December 2017: Injury
Bryan D Brown, Justin N Steinert, John W Stelzer, Richard S Yoon, Joshua R Langford, Kenneth J Koval
PURPOSE: Indications for removing orthopedic hardware on an elective basis varies widely. Although viewed as a relatively benign procedure, there is a lack of data regarding overall complication rates after fracture fixation. The purpose of this study is to determine the overall short-term complication rate for elective removal of orthopedic hardware after fracture fixation and to identify associated risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult patients indicated for elective hardware removal after fracture fixation between July 2012 and July 2016 were screened for inclusion...
December 2017: Injury
Walid Osman, Zeineb Alaya, Hamdi Kaziz, Lassad Hassini, Meriem Braiki, Nader Naouar, Mohamed Laaziz Ben Ayeche
The management of high-energy pilon fractures is still controversial. Open reduction and internal fixation are often associated with serious complications. Various methods have been used to treat these injuries, with variable results. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the clinical and radiographic outcome of the ILIZAROV technique in patients with high-energy pilon fractures. Thirty cases of distal tibia epiphysis fractures (pilon fractures) were managed from 1999 to 2012. The study group included 5 cases of open fractures...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
R Rotter, P Gierer
BACKGROUND: The anatomical reconstruction of tibial pilon fractures is a major challenge with respect to preoperative planning, time management and the intraoperative procedure. OBJECTIVE: Presentation of the various surgical procedures available and the clinical outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The established open reduction and internal plate fixation procedures form the basis for new minimally invasive treatment concepts. The current results of comparative studies and basic literature are discussed...
August 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
Yifei Zhou, Leyi Cai, Xiaolang Lu, Yang Yu, Jianjun Hong
BACKGROUND: To analyze the relationship between imaging findings and postoperative curative effect by measuring the morphology of the ankle mortise in patients with the Ruedi-Allgouer type III Pilon fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-seven patients with Ruedi-Allgouer type III Pilon fractures who underwent surgical treatment from January 2011 to January 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. At the last follow-up, x-rays of the affected ankle and the healthy side were measured...
August 2017: International Journal of Surgery
Ralph Gaulke, Christian Krettek
Because of the complex fracture morphology and vulnerable soft tissue coverage, fractures of the tibial pilon are difficult to treat. Complications are more common than in bi- or trimalleolar fractures. The surgeon has to know about the special risks of these injuries to avoid complications. Early complications are soft tissue necrosis, persisting fragment dislocations after surgery, loss of reposition and deep wound infection. The surgeon has to be aware of early signs of compartment-syndrome and chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)...
August 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
Jason H Kim, Sandeep Patel
Although numerous studies have linked smoking with lower extremity wound and bone healing complications, a comprehensive study on the effects of smoking in foot and ankle surgery has not yet been reported. The purpose of the present study was to report the results of our systemic literature review, identifying the effects of tobacco use on common foot and ankle procedures. The systematic literature review was performed according to guidelines set by the PRIMSA statement (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses)...
May 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Efthymios Iliopoulos, Natasha Morrissey, Seok Cho, Arshad Khaleel
AIM: The use of circular frame is widely accepted. This is an outcome review on use of circular Ilizarov frame in elderly patients. MATERIALS & METHODS: Data from all patients treated with an Ilizarov circular frame between January 2002 and December 2014, who were 65 years of age or over at surgery was collected. Seventy Ilizarov circular frames were applied during this period in our unit at a mean age of 71.2 years. Clinical, radiological and quality of life questionnaire (SF-12) data were gathered...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Shao-Bo Zhang, Yi-Bao Zhang, Sheng-Hong Wang, Hua Zhang, Peng Liu, Wei Zhang, Jing-Lin Ma, Jing Wang
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical efficacy and complications of limited internal fixation combined with external fixation (LIFEF) and open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) in the treatment of Pilon fracture. METHODS: We searched databases including Pubmed, Embase, Web of science, Cochrane Library and China Biology Medicine disc for the studies comparing clinical efficacy and complications of LIFEF and ORIF in the treatment of Pilon fracture. The clinical efficacy was evaluated by the rate of nonunion, malunion/delayed union and the excellent/good rate assessed by Mazur ankle score...
April 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
Robert V OʼToole, Manjari Joshi, Anthony R Carlini, Robert A Sikorski, Armagan Dagal, Clinton K Murray, Michael J Weaver, Ebrahim Paryavi, Alec C Stall, Daniel O Scharfstein, Julie Agel, Mary Zadnik, Michael J Bosse, Renan C Castillo
Supplemental perioperative oxygen (SPO) therapy has been proposed as one approach for reducing the risk of surgical site infection (SSI). Current data are mixed regarding efficacy in decreasing SSI rates and hospital inpatient stays in general and few data exist for orthopaedic trauma patients. This study is a phase III, double-blind, prospective randomized clinical trial with a primary goal of assessing the efficacy of 2 different concentrations of perioperative oxygen in the prevention of SSIs in adults with tibial plateau, pilon (tibial plafond), or calcaneus fractures at higher risk of infection and definitively treated with plate and screw fixation...
April 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Robert V OʼToole, Manjari Joshi, Anthony R Carlini, Clinton K Murray, Lauren E Allen, Daniel O Scharfstein, Joshua L Gary, Michael J Bosse, Renan C Castillo
A number of clinical studies in the spine literature suggest that the use of local vancomycin powder may substantially reduce surgical site infections (SSIs). These studies are primarily retrospective and observational and few focus on orthopaedic trauma patients. This study is a phase III, prospective, randomized, clinical trial to assess the efficacy of locally administered vancomycin powder in the prevention of SSI after fracture surgery. The primary goal of the VANCO Study is to compare the proportion of deep SSI 6 months after fracture fixation surgery...
April 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Daniel M Dean, Bryant S Ho, Albert Lin, Daniel Fuchs, George Ochenjele, Bradley Merk, Anish R Kadakia
BACKGROUND: Risk factors associated with short-term functional outcomes in patients with operative ankle fractures have been established. However, no previous studies have reported the association between these risk factors and functional outcomes outside of the first postoperative year. We identified predictors of functional and pain outcomes in patients with operative ankle fractures using the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement System (PROMIS) physical function (PF) and pain interference (PI) measures...
May 2017: Foot & Ankle International
Shairah Radzi, Constantin Edmond Dlaska, Gary Cowin, Mark Robinson, Jit Pratap, Michael Andreas Schuetz, Sanjay Mishra, Beat Schmutz
BACKGROUND: Pilon fracture reduction is a challenging surgery. Radiographs are commonly used to assess the quality of reduction, but are limited in revealing the remaining bone incongruities. The study aimed to develop a method in quantifying articular malreductions using 3D computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) models. METHODS: CT and MRI data were acquired using three pairs of human cadaveric ankle specimens. Common tibial pilon fractures were simulated by performing osteotomies to the ankle specimens...
December 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
Karim Z Masrouha, Hani Tamim, Assad Taha, Abdel Majid Sheikh Taha, Racha Abi-Melhem, Muhyeddine Al-Taki
Ankle fractures requiring open reduction and internal fixation vary in severity from unimalleolar fractures to bimalleolar/trimalleolar (BT) fractures to pilon fractures. Consequently, the postoperative outcomes with these surgeries can vary. Most previous studies of these injuries had small sample sizes, studied a single risk factor or adverse event, or did not compare different injuries by severity. The purpose of the present study was to describe and compare the patient characteristics and postoperative outcomes of 2 high-energy ankle fractures: BT and pilon fractures...
March 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Huasong Luo, Liaobin Chen, Kebin Liu, Songming Peng, Jien Zhang, Yang Yi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of tibial pilon fractures treated with arthroscopy and assisted reduction with an external fixator. METHODS: Thirteen patients with tibial pilon fractures underwent assisted reduction for limited lower internal fixation with an external fixator under arthroscopic guidance. The weight-bearing time was decided on the basis of repeat radiography of the tibia 3 months after surgery. Postoperative ankle function was evaluated according to the Mazur scoring system...
2016: SpringerPlus
David Hardeski, Greg Gaski, Manjari Joshi, Richard Venezia, Jason W Nascone, Marcus F Sciadini, Robert V O'Toole
BACKGROUND: Temporary external fixators are often used to stabilize fractures when definitive fracture surgery must be delayed. Sometimes, external fixators are left in place during repeat operations, including definitive internal fixation of tibial pilon and tibial plateau fractures. It is unknown how well current surgical preparation sterilizes these devices, which become part of the surgical field. Our hypothesis was that our institution's standard surgical preparation creates a low rate of culture-positive environments on external fixators at the time of surgical skin incision...
December 2016: Injury
Mareen Braunstein, Sebastian F Baumbach, Markus Regauer, Wolfgang Böcker, Hans Polzer
BACKGROUND: An anatomical reconstruction of the ankle congruity is the important prerequisite in the operative treatment of acute ankle fractures. Despite anatomic restoration patients regularly suffer from residual symptoms after these fractures. There is growing evidence, that a poor outcome is related to the concomitant traumatic intra-articular pathology. By supplementary ankle arthroscopy anatomic reduction can be confirmed and associated intra-articular injuries can be treated. Nevertheless, the vast majority of complex ankle fractures are managed by open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) only...
May 12, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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