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Ankle Fracture

Pilon fractures are injuries that occur at the lower end of the tibia and involve the weight bearing surface of the ankle joint. The fibula may also be broken. High-energy pilon fractures can have soft tissue complications such as infection and wound rupture that can lead to amputation of the injured limb. This illustration was created for a medical journal discussing the best techniques for treating ankle bone fractures.

Ankle Fracture | © Lisa A. Clark

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