Clin Surg | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Superior Tibiofibular Joint Dislocation with a Pilon Fracture: A Case Report

Yasir Hidayat*, Hamid Ali Khan and Lester G D’ Souza

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Limerick, Ireland

*Correspondance to: Yasir Hidayat 

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Abstract

Case: Pilon fractures with an intact fibula are very rare injuries. We present a case of a female who sustained a closed pilon fracture without a fibular injury following a fall off a ladder. After initial external fixation she subsequently underwent exploration of common peroneal nerve, open reduction, and internal fixation of pilon fracture and superior tibiofibular joint with shortening of the fibula. Conclusion: In the case of pilon fractures without a fibular fracture, one should have a high index of suspicion for superior tibiofibular joint injuries. This case also highlights the fact that to overcome severe shortening of tibia, fibula was shortened correspondingly.

Citation:

Hidayat Y, Khan HA, D’ Souza LG. Superior Tibiofibular Joint Dislocation with a Pilon Fracture: A Case Report. Clin Surg. 2022; 7: 3479..

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