International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2021, Volume 7 Issue 3

Functional outcome of tibial plateau fractures treated with locking and non locking plate fixation: A retrospective study

Author(s): Dr. Faizal Ali AA, Dr. V Sumesh Shanker, Dr. Hijas Hameed and Dr. Govind Karunakaran
Abstract: Tibial plateau fracture have been a challenge to treat as these fractures are associated with severe damage to the soft tissue envelope and significant communition and bone loss. This may be due to high speed velocity accidents or fall from height. There exist no gold standard approach in treating these fractures, each case may vary in terms of soft tissue injury, communition and association of neurovascular status. This study was conducted by department of orthopaedics at Government Medical College Ernakulam from February 2018 to January 2020, during this period 30 patients managed by internal fixation was evaluated for their functional outcome. The patients were assigned into two groups; those treated with locking plate and another being the Non locking group. Follow up range was 10-24 months, average being 17.4.This study revealed locking plates to be superior in terms of knee scores, radiological outcomes and post-operative pain.
Pages: 125-129  |  126 Views  13 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Faizal Ali AA, Dr. V Sumesh Shanker, Dr. Hijas Hameed, Dr. Govind Karunakaran. Functional outcome of tibial plateau fractures treated with locking and non locking plate fixation: A retrospective study. Int J Orthop Sci 2021;7(3):125-129. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2021.v7.i3b.2738
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences