Minimally invasive internal fixation of distal tibia fractures with a nonconventional implant:

description of surgical technique

  • Luiz Augusto Bittencourt Campinhos Hospital Estadual Jayme Santos Neves, Serra, Espírito Santo, ES, Brazil
  • Nelson Elias Hospital Estadual Jayme Santos Neves, Serra, Espírito Santo, ES, Brazil
  • José Eduardo Grandi Ribeiro Filho Hospital Estadual Jayme Santos Neves, Serra, Espírito Santo, ES, Brazil
  • Elton Luiz Batista Cavalcante Hospital Estadual Jayme Santos Neves, Serra, Espírito Santo, ES, Brazil
Keywords: Tibial fractures/surgery, Fracture Fixation, Internal/methods, Prostheses and implant, Minimally invasive surgical procedures

Abstract

Fractures of the distal end of the tibia without joint involvement are usually the result of high-energy trauma. Local anatomic conditions lead to high rates of infection, delayed consolidation, and exposure of fixation hardware. In this setting, minimally invasive techniques are indicated to mitigate the complications of surgical treatment. The aim of this study is to present an alternative for the surgical treatment of distal tibia fractures using a minimally invasive technique and a nonconventional implant. Level of Evidence V; Therapeutic Studies; Expert Opinion.

Published
30-08-2020
How to Cite
Campinhos, L. A. B., Elias, N., Ribeiro Filho, J. E. G., & Cavalcante, E. L. B. (2020). Minimally invasive internal fixation of distal tibia fractures with a nonconventional implant:: description of surgical technique. Journal of the Foot & Ankle, 14(2), 201-204. https://doi.org/10.30795/jfootankle.2020.v14.1184