What do traction radiographs reveal in the assessment 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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Traction radiographs provide a clearer image of the fracture configuration after anatomic alignment is restored. Areas of bone loss resulting from comminution can be mapped, and the appropriate size and length of the necessary implants can be ascertained.


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