Pilon fracture - type I

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


History of fall with extended legs.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

CT Left Ankle (selected images)

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
Published: 15th Jul 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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