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Causes Diagnosis Management
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  • Fall from a height in the standing position.
  • This causes extensive fracture of the lower tibial articular surface at the ankle joint.
  • There is impaction of fragments of tibia into one another.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Reduction by manipulation or open one is not possible.
  • But with talus in proper position the leg can be immobilized in plaster and leg elevated.
  • If not, then try manipulation under anesthesia. Try applied well-padded plaster and elevated leg.
  • After swelling has subsided, replace with non weight bearing plaster for 4-6 weeks.
  • Then patient uses crutches without weight bearing for up to 12th week.
  • Painful osteoarthrosis is treated with ankle arthrodesis.
Vertical compression fracture due to fall from height. Click for anatomy

 

 

 

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