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Fratture esposte metaepifisarie distali di tibia

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Meta-epiphyseal open fractures of the distal tibia

Abstract

The meta-epiphyseal fractures of the distal tibia commonly called tibial pilon fractures seem to have one based frequency, about 1% of all lower limb fractures. They are mostly high-energy fractures that determine burst fractures with comminution and exposure of the fragments. Muller’s AO classification divides them into three types: A (extra-articular), \(B\) (partial articular), and \(C\) (articular complete). Gustilo’s classification divided fractures into three types, depending on the degree of exposure of the bone. The treatment of meta-epiphyseal open fractures of distal tibia provides for an initial time of debridement of the affected tissue and then a stabilization with external fixators, which may be permanent or followed by a second internal osteosynthesis.

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Conflitto di interesse

Gli autori G. Romano, L. Romano e A. Crinisio dichiarano di non aver alcun conflitto di interesse.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UOC Ortopedia 2AORN “A. Cardarelli”NapoliItalia
  2. 2.UO di Ortopedia e TrumatologiaUniversità degli Studi Magna GraeciaCatanzaroItalia

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