Monday, August 29, 2011

The Taylor Spatial Frame for Correction of Neglected Fracture Dislocation of the Ankle

Authors: Ravikiran Shenoy, George Kubicek, Michael Pearse
Treatment of neglected fracture dislocations of the ankle poses a surgical challenge. Extensive open reduction can frequently be contraindicated because of local skin conditions and contractures. The Taylor Spatial Frame™ (TSF) has been used to reduce and maintain reduction of complex fractures. Its use in fracture dislocation of the ankle joint has not been described. We describe a case where a TSF was used to reduce and treat a 6-week-old fracture dislocation of the ankle. The TSF is a versatile device, which has a role in the management of both acute and neglected fractures.

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