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Distal Tibia Fractures – At the OTA meeting and in the recent journal of orthopedic trauma, the attention has been focusing on treatment of distal tibia fractures. There are no clear recommendations regarding IM Nail versus plate fixation of these fractures.

There are no clear recommendations about when to stabilize the fibula. My empiric thinking is that when the fibula is overlapped, the fracture site is in valgus and it should be stabilized. We must continue to observe our results. Certainly fibular fixation is indicated when there is a syndesmosis.

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