What is the postoperative care for patients with tibial plateau fractures and chronic flexion contracture?

Updated: Apr 20, 2020
  • Author: Srinivasa Vidyadhara, MBBS, DNB, MS(Orth), DNB(Orth), FNB(SpineSurg), MNAMS; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Because of the potential disability associated with chronic flexion contracture, after surgery, these patients should be placed in a hinged knee brace that is locked in extension. A padded bump under the heel is used both in the hospital bed and at home after discharge to maximize knee extension.

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