Wed, Jan 16, 2019, 14:00 CET (GMT +01:00) – Local time
Fractures Around the Child’s Ankle Joint
Theddy Slongo, MD (Switzerland)
Jonathan Dwyer, MD (United Kingdom)
Mechanisms of fracture-producing injuries around the ankle may be similar in adults and children. However, fracture morphology in children is often completely different. This—together with an appreciation of the greater healing potential and the role of the physes—means that the treatment of these injuries in children is also different to that of adults. As surgeons who are used to adult patients often have to treat children, we see treatments that are neither optimal nor adequate, such as plating of the fibula. In particular, two fractures are very age-specific, and therefore need special knowledge and treatment; these are the two-plane and tri-plane fractures.
This Webinar serves as the basis for the knowledge of the fractures of this particular region, and defines the optimal treatment options at different ages.