Mid- and Distal Tibia - Fractures - Patella Tendon Bearing Cast (PTB)
The patella tendon bearing (PTB) cast is usually applied as the last stage of treatment for tibial fractures. The pressure applied to the fracture site as the patient walks stimulates bone growth. The PTB may also be used for rehabilitation of the knee for a patient whose leg has been immobilized by a long leg cast. In this presentation the application of the PTB will be demonstrated.
Paul Demmer, Doron J M Frantzen, Nikolaas G J Maritz