Schatzker type VI tibial plateau fractures and the Ilizarov circular external fixator

Massimo Max Morandi, Stefano Landi, Vahan Kilaghbian, Pietro Randelli

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Abstract

The treatment of complex fractures of the tibial plateau with the Ilizarov circular external fixator is an excellent method for the management of these injuries, particularly when extensive soft tissue, bone defect, and comminution are present. The application of thin wires allows the surgeon to maintain the fragments in a reduced and stable state. The procedures are performed even in the presence of major potential contraindications for conventional open reduction and internal fixation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-48
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin: Hospital for Joint Diseases
Volume56
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Keywords

  • fracture fixation
  • intramedullary
  • ligamentotaxis
  • tibial fractures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Surgery
  • Bioengineering

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    Morandi, M. M., Landi, S., Kilaghbian, V., & Randelli, P. (1997). Schatzker type VI tibial plateau fractures and the Ilizarov circular external fixator. Bulletin: Hospital for Joint Diseases, 56(1), 46-48.