Pilon Fractures Ankle

Pilon fractures affect the bottom of the shinbone (tibia) at the ankle joint. In most cases, both bones in the lower leg, the tibia and fibula, are broken near the ankle.

Pilon is a French word for pestle, an instrument used for crushing or pounding. In many pilon fractures, the bones of the ankle joint are crushed due to the high-energy impact causing the injury. Pilon fractures may be considered high-energy ankle fractures.

Because of the energy required to cause this type of fracture, 25% to 50% of patients have additional injuries that require treatment.

Located on the Upper East Side

DR. MARTIN J. O’MALLEY Orthopaedic Surgeon Specializing in Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle

420 E 72nd St - Suite 1B New York, NY 10021

Office Telephone Hours: 9am-5pm

COVID-19 Update

Our office is now offering telemedicine appointments, which are covered by most insurance carriers. These include follow up sessions for our existing patients, as well as new patient consultations. We can advise and order tests if necessary, such as X-rays or MRI’s, and review previous imaging when emailed or mailed to our office. Please contact us at 212-203-0740