Distal

This following x-ray is that of a fracture of an ankle of an adolescent with open growth plate of the long bone of the leg called the tibia. The fracture is in one of the bones that make up the ankle joint. The fracture is a result of injury to the ankle.

 

These are post-operative x-rays after repair of the fracture using screws that remain permanently in most cases but does not cross the growth plate to allow healing of the fracture without affecting the growth of the leg bone. Bone healing typically takes 6-8 weeks.

Before and After Distal tibia fracture (below)

   

Intermalleolar Triplane Fracture Preop and  Postop Percutaneous Fixation (Below)

Xrays Preop

CT scans show step off and displacement better. Also, the intra-malleolar nature of the fracture can be visualized.

Postop with percutaneous Screw Fixation

Preop and Postop Pics of Pediatric Distal Tibia Fracture S/P Percutaneous Fixation

Preop and Postop Xrays of ORIF Triplane Distal Tibia Fracture with FIbula Fracture

Diaphyseal fractures result from twisting or rotation of the ankle or leg caused by a stumble or fall.  X-rays are taken 2 to 3 weeks after the injury often show changes consistent with healing.  Treatment is either cast or boot immobilization.  If closer to the knee, an above-knee non-weight-bearing cast is utilized to decrease stress to the fracture site.

diaphyseal fractures result from twisting or rotation of the ankle or leg caused by a stumble or fall.  X-rays are taken 2 to 3 weeks after the injury often show changes consistent with healing.  Treatment is either cast or boot immobilization.  If closer to the knee, an above-knee non-weight-bearing cast is utilized to decrease stress to the fracture site.

Distal Tibia Fracture