Salvage technique for treatment of periplafond tibial fractures: the modified fibula-pro-tibia procedure.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We describe a technique of fixation for treatment of distal tibia periplafond fractures and nonunions that uses a modification of the principle of the fibula-pro-tibia procedure (fusing the tibia and fibula together to create a one-bone lower leg). The fibula is plated, and the screws are brought across to the medial tibial cortex. The procedure is accomplished with or without a tibial buttress plate and always includes iliac crest bone grafting of the nonunion site and synostosis. We have used this technique in five patients with satisfaction.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • DeOrio, JK; Ware, AW

Published Date

  • March 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 228 - 232

PubMed ID

  • 12793485

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1071-1007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/107110070302400305


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States