Which factors are used to determine treatment selection for 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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Treatment of these fractures is governed by the vascularity (local tissue and distal), the condition of the soft tissues, and the presence or absence of compartment syndrome. Not all fractures of the tibial plateau require surgery. The first challenge in the management of upper tibial fractures is to decide between nonoperative and surgical treatment.


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