What are the advantages of 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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Advantages of nonoperative treatment are as follows:

  • Simple technique
  • No surgical trauma or risk for sepsis
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Early joint mobilization (only if functional cast brace is used) and delayed weight-bearing

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