A surgical approach to posterior pilon fractures

Louis F. Amorosa, Gabriel D. Brown, Justin Greisberg

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Posterior pilon fractures are injuries of the posterior tibial plafond that likely occur through a combined rotational and axial load mechanism and are often difficult to treat with standard surgical approaches to the ankle. We describe an alternative surgical approach to this injury using posteromedial, posterolateral, or combined approaches and present a series of patients with either radiographic or functional outcomes at a minimum of 1-year follow up that were treated by this method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-193
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Axial load injury
  • Marginal impaction
  • Musculoskeletal Function Assessment
  • Pilon fractures
  • Posterior pilon fractures
  • Posterolateral approach
  • Posteromedial approach
  • Rotational injury
  • Soft tissue sparing
  • Tibial plafond
  • Trimalleolar ankle fractures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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