When is percutaneous screw fixation for tibial plateau fractures indicated, and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

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, advantages, and disadvantages of percutaneous screw fixation may be summarized as follows:

  • Indications - Nondisplaced type I fractures
  • Advantages - Simple technique with minimal soft-tissue injury
  • Disadvantages - Not applicable for other patterns of fracture

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