Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Pilon Fractures
This injury is a fracture at the base of the tibia (the largest of the two bones in the lower leg). Pilon fractures involve the weight-bearing surface of the tibia, and typically occur just above the ankle. In many cases, when the tibia is fractured, the thinner bone in the lower leg (called the fibula) is also broken.
What are pilon fractures?
This detailed video describes pilon fractures, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment. A pilon fracture is a medical emergency that requires urgent treatment. Treatment options depend on the severity of the injury. Severe fractures require surgery to realign and stabilize the bones.