Functional outcomes in the Distal Tibial Fracture fixation using the locking plates
Keywords:Distal tibia fracture, locking plates, MIPPO.
Background: The best treatment for fractures of the distal tibia remains controversial. Most such fractures require surgical fixation but outcomes are unpredictable and complications are common. We aimed to evaluate the functional outcomes of fixation of distal tibial fractures using locking plates. Material and Methods: The present retrospective study included 10 cases aged more than 20 years, who were operated for distal tibial fractures over last 3 years with locking plates. Results: The mean age was 39.57±15.51 with a range of 20-68 years. Mean operating time was 85±11.15 minutes. Mean blood loss was 100±10.5 ml. Mean time for union was 18.15±2.35 weeks. The mean time to full weight bearing was 15.5±4 weeks. 1 patient had superficial infection which was managed with intravenous antibiotics. No deep infection was noted. Conclusion: Plating offers good functional outcome in distal tibial fractures management over other treatment methods.
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