High Fibular Fracture in Association with Triplane Fracture: Reexamining This Unique Pediatric Fracture Pattern.
Summary of "High Fibular Fracture in Association with Triplane Fracture: Reexamining This Unique Pediatric Fracture Pattern."
A case of a high fibular fracture in association with a triplane fracture in a 12-year-old boy is presented and this unique fracture pattern examined. Whether from blunt trauma or an external rotation mechanism, it appears that trans-syndesmotic fixation is not needed to satisfactorily repair this injury. Because of the rarity of the condition, there is limited previously published information describing this particular injury, although surgeons should be aware of it and the underlying mechanism of the fracture.
Submitted during first year of residency at San Francisco Bay Area Foot & Ankle Residency Program, Oakland, CA.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20797591
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.jfas.2010.06.001
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Implantable fracture fixation devices attached to bone fragments with screws to bridge the fracture gap and shield the fracture site from stress as bone heals. (UMDNS, 1999)
Fracture in the proximal half of the shaft of the ulna, with dislocation of the head of the radius.
The use of metallic devices inserted into or through bone to hold a fracture in a set position and alignment while it heals.
Fracture of the lower end of the radius in which the lower fragment is displaced posteriorly.
Fracture Fixation, Internal
The use of internal devices (metal plates, nails, rods, etc.) to hold the position of a fracture in proper alignment.
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