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The utility and limitations of the transfibular approach in ankle trauma surgery.

Yassin M, Garti A, Khatib M, Weisbrot M, Ashkenazi U, Ram E, Robinson D - Case Rep Orthop (2014)

Bottom Line: The current report describes several cases performed using this technique establishing a rationale and safe zone for performing a transfibular approach to the distal tibia.The advantages of such approach are the excellent visualization of the lateral tibia and the articular space.The recommendation is to utilize this approach in cases of severe comminution of the lateral tibia with a relatively intact medial tibia.

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Affiliation: Department of Orthopedics, Hasharon Hospital, Rabin Medical Center, Affiliated with the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 4937211 Petah Tikva, Israel.

ABSTRACT
The commonly used extensive approaches to the distal tibia include the posteromedial and anterolateral approaches. The current report describes several cases performed using this technique establishing a rationale and safe zone for performing a transfibular approach to the distal tibia. The advantages of such approach are the excellent visualization of the lateral tibia and the articular space. The utilization of this approach involves the risk of injury to the anterior tibial vessels and to the superficial peroneal nerve as well as a requirement for syndesmosis reconstruction. The recommendation is to utilize this approach in cases of severe comminution of the lateral tibia with a relatively intact medial tibia.

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A pilon fracture with several major fragments is seen. The main fragment appears to be lateral accompanied by syndesmosis disruption.
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fig4: A pilon fracture with several major fragments is seen. The main fragment appears to be lateral accompanied by syndesmosis disruption.

Mentions: A 54-year-old female fell down the stairs at her home. A pilon fracture was created with the distal tibial articular surface split into several fragments (Figure 4). The major articular fragment was displaced together with the lateral malleolus.


The utility and limitations of the transfibular approach in ankle trauma surgery.

Yassin M, Garti A, Khatib M, Weisbrot M, Ashkenazi U, Ram E, Robinson D - Case Rep Orthop (2014)

A pilon fracture with several major fragments is seen. The main fragment appears to be lateral accompanied by syndesmosis disruption.
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fig4: A pilon fracture with several major fragments is seen. The main fragment appears to be lateral accompanied by syndesmosis disruption.
Mentions: A 54-year-old female fell down the stairs at her home. A pilon fracture was created with the distal tibial articular surface split into several fragments (Figure 4). The major articular fragment was displaced together with the lateral malleolus.

Bottom Line: The current report describes several cases performed using this technique establishing a rationale and safe zone for performing a transfibular approach to the distal tibia.The advantages of such approach are the excellent visualization of the lateral tibia and the articular space.The recommendation is to utilize this approach in cases of severe comminution of the lateral tibia with a relatively intact medial tibia.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Orthopedics, Hasharon Hospital, Rabin Medical Center, Affiliated with the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 4937211 Petah Tikva, Israel.

ABSTRACT
The commonly used extensive approaches to the distal tibia include the posteromedial and anterolateral approaches. The current report describes several cases performed using this technique establishing a rationale and safe zone for performing a transfibular approach to the distal tibia. The advantages of such approach are the excellent visualization of the lateral tibia and the articular space. The utilization of this approach involves the risk of injury to the anterior tibial vessels and to the superficial peroneal nerve as well as a requirement for syndesmosis reconstruction. The recommendation is to utilize this approach in cases of severe comminution of the lateral tibia with a relatively intact medial tibia.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus