Executive Editor: Peter Trafton, Michael Baumgaertner

Authors: Martin Hessmann, Sean Nork, Christoph Sommer, Bruce Twaddle

Distal tibia Complete simple articular and metaphyseal fracture - Temporary traction

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Aftercare following traction application for initial stabilization

Apply dressings as needed. Pin-site care is provided according to the surgeon's routine.

Note: Watch for pin-site infection. If infection occurs, and definitive internal fixation is not yet possible, pins must be replaced using new insertion points in a safe distance to the infected pin track. Pin-track infections may compromise definitive surgical treatment.

v2.0 2018-11-12