Gosselin Fracture


Gosselin fracture: V-shaped fracture of the distal tibia with extension into the tibial plafond, dividing it into anterior and posterior segments

Distal tibia fractures that involve the articular surface or tibial plafond are also known as ‘Pilon fractures’. They usually result from axial loading of the weight-bearing surface of the tibia. The degree of comminution, soft tissue swelling, and articular incongruity indicate surgical management – which is usually external fixation followed by delayed definitive fixation if the soft tissue swelling is severe


1855 – Gosselin first described the fracture as a note in ‘Mémoires de la Société de chirurgie de Paris‘ and ‘Gazette des hôpitaux’

1873 – Gosselin presented full description and annotated drawings of the fracture, translated 1878


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