Salvaging Severe Pilon Fractures

May 13, 2014

Fractures of the lower end of the tibia involving the ankle joint are referred to as ‘pilon fractures’. These injuries can be very challenging to manage and may lead to undesirable outcomes despite best initial treatment efforts. In this program leading experts in the field discuss treatment options should the initial management of a pilon fracture be unsatisfactory. Dr. Benirschke presents the options of revision internal fixation and joint function preservation. He is followed by Dr. Sands who discusses the outcomes following ankle fusion. Dr. Sigvard T. Hansen concludes this session by reviewing the option of ankle arthroplasty as an alternative to an ankle fusion with its relative advantages and drawbacks.