The Tibial Plateau Fractures: Diagnosis and Treatment

Pathogenesis and Epidemiology of Tibial Plateau Fractures

Author(s): Alessandro Massè and Martino Deregibus

Pp: 3-14 (12)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681082417116010005

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Fracture of the tibial plateau is seen frequently in orthopedic trauma units and pose major threats to the structure and function of the knee joint. Tibial plateau fractures are complex injuries to treat due to their articular involvement and associated disruption of ligamentous structures in the knee. For many years several discussion has been done about the best treatment of tibial plateau fractures . A lot of orthopeadic surgeons and researchers have analyzed functional and radiologic results for nonoperative and surgical, treatments [1, 2]. Nevertheless the surgical treatment is mandatory in the tibial platueau fracture associated with an acute compartment syndrome or an acute vascular lesion and in open tibial plateau fracture.

Keywords: Articular fracture, Compartment syndrome, Epidemiology, Mechanism injury, Plateau fracture.

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