Clinical picture showing healed small incisions for the insertion of the plate and screws
The radiograph of the tibia post operatively
The preoperative radiographs. Shows a very comminuted fracture of the tibia and fibula. This is a very unstable fracture with large soft tissue damage from a high velocity injury.
Preoperative radiographs (Lateral view)Now that's a mouthful to say. In simplistic terms, it means putting in a plate for fractures in the least-most invasive manner ie minimal trauma to the skin and tissues within the fracture area.
In Malaysia, I have been performing MIPO for fractures since 2005. We currently have one of the largest unpublished series of MIPO for the fractures of the tibia (distal end (around the ankle)) in the world.
I will elaborate more on this in my coming scribblings.