Pics of 78 Year Old with Severe Osteopenia Secondary to footdrop due to back surgery. We performed a percutaneous Fixation of the Bimalleolar Fracture.
This is a series of pics of a neglected ankle fracture after 4.5 months. The fracture is displaced and the ankle joint is subluxed.
These are pics of the fracture healed but in very bad position. The space between the talus and tibia is abnormal (spacing seen at the right hand aspect of the left hand picture). The fibula is healed but displaced laterally which allows the talus and rest of the foot to follow, translating laterally. The foot is also posteriorly displaced as can be seen on the bottom right pic.
These are CT scan pics of the healed fractures with fracture callus. The abnormal joint position can be easily sen on the bottom right. The bones should be perfectly aligned.
These are pics of the fibular fracture being taken down so the ankle can be reduced and external fixation applied.
This is pics of the external fixator on after reduction of the fracture. The joint is reduced an in excellent position.