Ankle-joint salvage following a tibial pilon fracture. A case report

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  • 1 Podiatric Surgical Residency Program, Whittier Hospital Medical Center, CA., USA.
  • | 2 Podiatric Surgical Residency Program, Whittier Hospital Medical Center, CA., USA.
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This article presents a case of a tibial pilon fracture following a motor-vehicle accident. It discusses the main classification system and mechanism of injury for such fractures and emphasizes an alternative form of treatment of the usually suggested ankle fusion: an arthrectomy, which allows motion, thereby salvaging the ankle joint.