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Tibial plateau fractures 

Tibial plateau fractures
Tibial plateau fractures

Phil Walmsley

and John Keating

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date: 19 May 2022

Split depression pattern lateral plateau most common type

Bicondylar and medial plateau fractures high energy injuries

Compartment syndrome, vascular injury, and common peroneal palsy may occur with high energy patterns

Internal fixation preferred treatment with good soft tissue envelope

Limited internal fixation suitable for many simple patterns

Plate fixation preferred for medial and bicondylar fractures

External fixation used with poor soft tissues

Fine wire external fixation should be considered for most complex patterns.

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