What are the contraindications for surgery to treat 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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Contraindications for surgical treatment include the following:

  • Presence of a compromised soft-tissue envelope (for immediate open reduction)
  • Fractures that do not result in joint instability or deformity and can therefore be treated with nonoperative modalities

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