What is the historical importance of tibial plateau fractures?

Updated: Jul 05, 2018
  • Author: Srinivasa Vidyadhara, MBBS, DNB, MS(Orth), DNB(Orth), FNB(SpineSurg), MNAMS; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Sir Astley Cooper first described fractures of the proximal tibia in 1825. Anger treated most minimally displaced fractures with early knee traction mobilization. [2] Rasmussen introduced open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of tibial condylar fractures, [3] and Sarmiento popularized functional cast bracing of most tibial condylar fractures. [4]


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