J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.  2013 Sep;17(3):174-181.

Surgical Treatment of Distal Tibia Fractures

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea, Daejeon St. Mary's Hospital, Daejeon, Korea. jjeong@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

Distal tibia fractures were mainly caused by high energy trauma and the lower legs were enveloped in poor soft tissue. Therefore, there are many open fractures and concomitant soft tissue injuries in distal tibia fractures. For the restoration of ankle function, the surgical treatment was performed in distal tibia fractures. However, it is difficult to treat the distal tibia fracture surgically. There are many complications in distal tibia fracture due to highly comminuted fracture and poor soft tissue condition. There are many surgical methods for distal tibia fractures, such as, external fixator, intramedulary nailling, open reduction & internal fixation, and minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis. We reviewed the surgical treatments of distal tibia fractures.

Keyword

Tibia; Distal tibia fracture; Surgical treatment

MeSH Terms

Animals
Ankle
External Fixators
Fractures, Comminuted
Fractures, Open
Leg
Soft Tissue Injuries
Tibia
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