Pilon Fracture

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Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

10 Aug 2021

Last Reviewed

10 Aug 2020

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

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Activity Description

“Pilon,” the French word for pestle, was first used by Etienne Destot in 1911 as an analogy for the mechanical function of the distal tibia on the talus. Fractures of the distal tibial plafond are also termed pilon fractures to describe the high energy axial compression force of the tibia as it acts as a pestle, driving vertically into the talus. These fractures account for approximately 1% to 10% of the lower leg or tibial fractures and are often associated with severe bone comminution and soft tissue compromise. Pilon fractures may also involve metaphyseal extension and can have associated fibular fractures. This activity reviews the etiology, presentation, evaluation, and management of pilon fractures of the tibia and reviews the role of the interprofessional team in evaluating, diagnosing, and managing the condition.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Summarize the most frequent mechanisms of injury resulting in a pilon fracture.
  • Review the diagnostic approach for an evaluation and assessment of a patient presenting with a potential pilon fracture, including any indicated imaging studies.
  • Outline the treatment options for pilon fractures, depending on patient population and fracture severity grading.
  • Discuss interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to improve outcomes with the treatment of pilon tibial fractures.
  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to Pilon Fracture

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Continuing Education Accreditation Information


  

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and StatPearls Publishing, LLC.  AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803.  This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour(s) (which includes 0.1 hour(s) of pharmacology).

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  1. Register for the activity and create a StatPearls login.     
  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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The information provided for this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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Media Usage Rights

The contributors and editors of StatPearls have attested that all associated media (images and video) have been legally cleared for use with this activity.  All copyrights are reserved.

  • Name: 'Pilot Fracture 3D CT Scan .jpg' Attribution: Contributed by Mark A. Dreyer, DPM, FACFAS
  • Name: 'Screen Shot 2019-11-10 at 10.49.00 PM.png' Attribution: Contributed by Andrew Hadeed, DO
  • Name: 'Pilon1.jpg' Attribution: Contributed by T. David Luo, MD
  • Name: 'Pilon3.jpg' Attribution: Contributed by T. David Luo, MD
  • Name: 'Pilon XR.jpg' Attribution: Contributed by T. David Luo, MD

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