Combined Distraction Osteogenesis and Papineau Technique for an Open Fracture Management of the Distal Lower Extremity

Vasilios D. Polyzois, Spyridon Galanakos, Thomas Zgonis, Ioannis Papakostas, George Macheras

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Abstract

Despite modern surgical techniques and advanced antimicrobial therapy, open lower-extremity fracture management and osteomyelitis remain a challenge for reconstructive surgeons. Posttraumatic composite bone and soft tissue defects are usually the result of high-energy trauma and are often associated with concomitant injuries, therefore making complex reconstruction more difficult. This article presents a case report of an open distal tibial fracture managed by a simultaneous distraction osteogenesis and Papineau technique with a long term follow-up and literature review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)463-467
Number of pages5
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010

Keywords

  • Arthrodesis
  • External fixation
  • Ilizarov
  • Lower extremity
  • Papineau technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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