What are the goals for treatment 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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The ultimate goals of tibial plateau fracture treatment are to reestablish joint stability, alignment, and articular congruity while preserving full range of motion (see the image below). [21] In such a case, painless knee function may be achieved and posttraumatic arthritis prevented.

Shown is an intra-articular fracture of the medial Shown is an intra-articular fracture of the medial condyle of the tibial plateau.

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