What are the indications for nonoperative treatment 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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Indications for nonoperative treatment are as follows:

  • Nondisplaced stable split fractures
  • Minimally displaced or depressed fractures
  • Submeniscal rim fractures
  • Fractures in elderly, low-demand, or osteoporotic patients

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