Minimally-invasive alternatives in the treatment of distal articular tibial fractures

Manuel Pellegrini, Natalio Cuchacovich, Leonardo Lagos, Hugo Henríquez, Giovanni Carcuro, Christian Bastias

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Abstract

Distal tibial fractures constitute a wide spectrum of lesions from simple metaphyseal and diaphyseal fractures to methaphyseal collapse with articular surface impaction and severe compromise of the soft tissue. The standard of care still remains controversial. This review discusses the indications for minimally-invasive techniques based on fracture pathoanatomy. A surgical approach is proposed, reserving arthoscopically-assisted reduction of the joint surface for particular cases. A literature review is conducted, describing surgical outcomes and complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-45
Number of pages9
JournalFuss und Sprunggelenk
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arthroscopy
  • Distal tibia fractures
  • Minimally-invasive techniques

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