Anatomical and Radiological Classification of Pilon Tibial Fractures

  • C. Fialka
  • V. Vécsei


Since the first description of tibial pilon fractures by Destot in 1911 [1] many Authors have attempted to describe the mechanism of this injury. The goal was to establish a classification system to help determine the prognosis and evaluate the clinical outcomes of these debilitating ankle fractures [2–10]. Pilon fractures account for 1 to 7% of all tibial fractures [11–14], and are accompanied by a variable degree of local soft tissue damage.


Articular Surface Tibial Fracture Distal Tibia Articular Fracture Pilon Fracture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Fialka
    • 1
  • V. Vécsei
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical School, Departmentof TraumatologyUniversity Hospital of ViennaViennaAustria

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