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Gary_Yngve

good ankle / lower leg surgeon?

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specifically for reconstruction after a pilon fracture.

 

Dr. Winquist's name has come up again and again, but other names would be appreciated in case he's booked.

 

Please PM Stephen_Ramsey with any suggestions.

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I am loath to potentially reveal my ignorance as a person of the medical profession, but I have never heard of a pilon fracture. Also, I can't find it in two different orthopedics textbooks. Does it have another name?

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Dr. Bruce Sangeorzan at Harborview

Dr. Sean Nork at Harborview

Dr. Brad Henley at Harborview

 

IF you are lucky enough to be in Alaska, one of my favs, Dr. Bill Mills is moving up there this summer, he's one of the better reconstructive knee guys on the west coast. Seattles loss, AK gain (he's from AK, for those of you who are wondering if he's lost his mind)

 

All deal with difficult pilon fractures on a daily basis

 

A pilon fx is nothing to scoff at, it is a distal tibial fracture that included the articular surface on one or more planes. A good reduction is paramount.

 

Dr. Jonathan Franklin and Dr Michael Watt in Ballard are also quite excellent.

 

I am posting this in the thread for others who may also be interested to file it away.

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icegirl sent me to Dr. Pierce Scranton (offices in both Seattle & Kirkland) for my knee some time back. He's great. Was the O.S. for the Seahawks for 20-odd years, works on athletes, climbed back in the day... thumbs_up.gif

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wow! glad he worked out for you! yeah, he totally rocks! He's not who I'd go to for really complex fractures though... Did you get him talking about climbing in the Tetons?

 

I spoke with Dr. Nork this weekend, and confirmed that he LOVES operating on Pilon fractures, complex fractures and irregular bone injuries (Pelvis, Talus, calcaneus, Elbow, and tibial plateau fractures) He has worked on a number of climbers, and understands what they want outcome wise.

 

Winquist used to do tons of fx's in years past, now he mainly does knee scopes and total joints.

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I have never heard of a pilon fracture. Also, I can't find it in two different orthopedics textbooks. Does it have another name?

 

Yes, the other name is a plafond fracture of the tibia.

 

Also, thanks everyone, for the suggestions.

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one more vote for Scranton. He reconstructed my ankle after a climbing fall, and definetly gave me alot more options than any other orthopede I went too. The jury is still out on how well its gonna work, though. I'm still looking for a good PT for ankles in the Tacoma area. Anyone?? Maybe i'll start a new thread.....

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