How long is motion restricted in the postoperative care 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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Motion is restricted until surgical and traumatic wounds are dry. Continuous passive motion begins when wounds are dry; the goal is full extension and 90° of flexion within 5-7 days. If other injuries allow, the patient is mobilized with a hinged brace locked in extension for 6 weeks. For follow-up studies, see Chan et al [28]  and Rossi et al. [29]


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