Comparison on outcome of tibial plafond fractures managed byankle spanning uniaxial external fixator alone versus two-stage management with final plating

Nagarajan, G, Dhanpalsingh, Dr.Balamurugavel, P.S and Manikandarajan, A

Tibial plafond fractures are associated with massive swelling of ankle & foot as well as with open wounds. Soft tissue is the determinant for surgical indication & type of implant. This study compares soft tissue healing, infection rate & union times in plafond fracture managed by ankle spanning uniaxial external fixation alone versus those managed by two staged procedure with final palte fixation.

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