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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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Postoperative anteroposterior lower extremity radiograph at 6 months after the Ilizarov external fixation application.
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Figure 0007: Postoperative anteroposterior lower extremity radiograph at 6 months after the Ilizarov external fixation application.

Mentions: Six months after the Ilizarov external fixation, there was radiographic evidence of fracture healing (Figs. 7 and 8). The skin defect was healed (Fig. 9) and the Ilizarov external fixation was removed. One year after the operation, the patient presented without any pain, had full range of motion at the ankle, and had returned to his daily activities.


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)

Postoperative anteroposterior lower extremity radiograph at 6 months after the Ilizarov external fixation application.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3926991&req=5

Figure 0007: Postoperative anteroposterior lower extremity radiograph at 6 months after the Ilizarov external fixation application.
Mentions: Six months after the Ilizarov external fixation, there was radiographic evidence of fracture healing (Figs. 7 and 8). The skin defect was healed (Fig. 9) and the Ilizarov external fixation was removed. One year after the operation, the patient presented without any pain, had full range of motion at the ankle, and had returned to his daily activities.

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