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Combined use of Ilizarov external fixation and Papineau technique for septic pseudoarthrosis of the distal tibia in a patient with diabetes mellitus.

Koutsostathis SD, Lepetsos P, Polyzois VD, Pneumaticos SG, Macheras GA - Diabet Foot Ankle (2014)

Bottom Line: The surgical treatment of open pilon fractures has a high complication rate especially in diabetic patients.In this article, we present a case of an infected tibial non-union after an open reduction and internal fixation in a diabetic patient, treated with Ilizarov external fixation combined with Papineau technique.Combined use of external fixation and Papineau technique can provide an alternative option for the treatment of septic pseudoarthrosis of the distal tibia.

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Affiliation: 4th Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics, KAT Hospital, Athens, Greece.

ABSTRACT
The surgical treatment of open pilon fractures has a high complication rate especially in diabetic patients. In this article, we present a case of an infected tibial non-union after an open reduction and internal fixation in a diabetic patient, treated with Ilizarov external fixation combined with Papineau technique. Combined use of external fixation and Papineau technique can provide an alternative option for the treatment of septic pseudoarthrosis of the distal tibia.

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Initial presentation of the skin lesion after the internal fixation of the pilon fracture.
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Figure 0004: Initial presentation of the skin lesion after the internal fixation of the pilon fracture.

Mentions: One month after the operation, the patient presented with a skin lesion at the side of the incision (Fig. 4) with a postoperative angiography revealing a partial obstruction of the fibular artery (Fig. 5). Three months after the initial operation, the patient developed skin necrosis and infection at the site of surgical intervention. At that time, all retained hardware was surgically removed and the patient received oral antibiotic therapy for the following 3 months.


Combined use of Ilizarov external fixation and Papineau technique for septic pseudoarthrosis of the distal tibia in a patient with diabetes mellitus.

Koutsostathis SD, Lepetsos P, Polyzois VD, Pneumaticos SG, Macheras GA - Diabet Foot Ankle (2014)

Initial presentation of the skin lesion after the internal fixation of the pilon fracture.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3926991&req=5

Figure 0004: Initial presentation of the skin lesion after the internal fixation of the pilon fracture.
Mentions: One month after the operation, the patient presented with a skin lesion at the side of the incision (Fig. 4) with a postoperative angiography revealing a partial obstruction of the fibular artery (Fig. 5). Three months after the initial operation, the patient developed skin necrosis and infection at the site of surgical intervention. At that time, all retained hardware was surgically removed and the patient received oral antibiotic therapy for the following 3 months.

Bottom Line: The surgical treatment of open pilon fractures has a high complication rate especially in diabetic patients.In this article, we present a case of an infected tibial non-union after an open reduction and internal fixation in a diabetic patient, treated with Ilizarov external fixation combined with Papineau technique.Combined use of external fixation and Papineau technique can provide an alternative option for the treatment of septic pseudoarthrosis of the distal tibia.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: 4th Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics, KAT Hospital, Athens, Greece.

ABSTRACT
The surgical treatment of open pilon fractures has a high complication rate especially in diabetic patients. In this article, we present a case of an infected tibial non-union after an open reduction and internal fixation in a diabetic patient, treated with Ilizarov external fixation combined with Papineau technique. Combined use of external fixation and Papineau technique can provide an alternative option for the treatment of septic pseudoarthrosis of the distal tibia.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus