Pilon fracture (type I)

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

History of fall with extended legs.

Patient Data

Age: 32
Gender: Male

CT Left Ankle (selected images)

Modality: CT

Fractures lines involving the distal tibia are seen extending into the tibiotalar articular surface. Minimal displacement. 

Case Discussion

A pilon fracture is a type of fracture involving the distal tibia. In this case there is minimal fragment displacement, which on the Ruedi and Algower classification corresponds to type I.  

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Case Information

rID: 14337
Case created: 15th Jul 2011
Last edited: 6th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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