International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences
2016, Volume 2 Issue 2
Study on complications of tibial plateau fractures
Author(s): Dr. Syed Natiq Hussain, Dr. Subbukannu B
Abstract: ones are the anterolateral and anteromedial incisions depending on the lateral or medical plateau respectively. One care to be taken while dealing with lateral plateau approach is not to go more posterior as there is likely injury to lateral popliteal nerve and in addition, tibialis anterior needs to be elevated subperiosteally in toto from its attachment rather than splitting into fibers Methodology: During this period 60 patients were treated for tibial plateau fractures in which all patients were treated by internal fixation, out of which, 8 with percutaneous cancellous screw fixation method, 10 with ORIF with buttress plate and 12 with ORIF with buttress plate and bone grafting. Results: The knee range of motion was excellent to very good, gait and weight bearing after complete union was satisfactory, knee stiffness in 3 cases, wound dehiscence and infection in 1 cases and non-union in none of our cases was noted. Conclusion: Overall surgical treatment is useful in ostechondral fractures of tibial plateau particularly depressed and displaced. It is associated with very few complications provided it is carried out properly.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Syed Natiq Hussain, Dr. Subbukannu B. Study on complications of tibial plateau fractures. Int J Orthop Sci 2016;2(2):64-66.