Irreducible Tibial Pilon Fracture Caused by Incarceration of the Fibula in the Tibial Medullary Canal


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Abstract

Fractures can be irreducible for several reasons, including soft tissue or bone fragment interposition. We report an unusual fracture configuration of a comminuted tibial pilon fracture in which the distal fibular shaft fragment was occupying the medullary canal of the proximal tibial shaft fragment and inhibiting reduction and fixation. To the best of our knowledge, this has not been previously reported in a published study.Level of Clinical Evidence: 4

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