• Towards an orthoplastic dynamic soft tissue classification for closed ankle pilon fractures

    6 days ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    When sufficient energy is imparted on bone to cause fracture, that energy also causes soft tissue injury. The “orthoplastic” management of open fractures is well established, however, its role in closed fractures is nascent. An orthoplastic approach to closed ankle pilon fracture is of particular value. APFs are high-energy intra-articular distal tibial plafond fractures, usually associated with comminution and soft tissue disruption. To achieve anatomical reduction, an open reduction and internal fixation is usually required.
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