Extra-articular triplane fracture of the distal tibial epiphysis

David S. Feldman, Norman Y. Otsuka, Douglas M. Hedden

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Abstract

We describe an extra-articular triplane fracture of the distal tibia in the skeletally immature patient. This variant of the triplane fracture has been largely ignored in the literature. The clinical significance of recognizing this fracture is that, although it constitutes an epiphyseal fracture, it remains extra-articular. Unlike the standard triplane fracture that exits through the tibiotalar joint, this variant can be treated acceptably with less than an anatomical reduction, therefore often avoiding the need for surgical management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-481
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume15
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Tibial Fractures
Epiphyses
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Keywords

  • Ankle
  • Extra-articular
  • Fracture
  • Pediatric
  • Surgery
  • Triplane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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Extra-articular triplane fracture of the distal tibial epiphysis. / Feldman, David S.; Otsuka, Norman Y.; Hedden, Douglas M.

In: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Vol. 15, No. 4, 1995, p. 479-481.

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Feldman, David S. ; Otsuka, Norman Y. ; Hedden, Douglas M. / Extra-articular triplane fracture of the distal tibial epiphysis. In: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 1995 ; Vol. 15, No. 4. pp. 479-481.
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