Yasir Hidayat*, Hamid Ali Khan and Lester G D’ Souza
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Limerick, IrelandFulltext PDF
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.
Hidayat Y, Khan HA, D’ Souza LG. Superior Tibiofibular Joint Dislocation with a Pilon Fracture: A Case Report. Clin Surg. 2022; 7: 3479..