What are possible adverse effects of fixation instability in 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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Fixation of tibial plateau fractures must be rigid, and fracture stability should be maintained. If fixation implants are obviously loose or provide inadequate fixation, they should be removed. Intra-articular sepsis combined with fixation instability results in rapid chondrolysis and destruction of the joint.


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