J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1984 Aug;19(4):629-639. 10.4055/jkoa.1984.19.4.629.

A Clinical Study of the Tibial Plateau Fractures

Abstract

The tibial plateau fracture is a fracture of the proximal end of the tibia, involving the weight bearing articular surface. This fracture often presents some problems in treatment and prognosis, because it is frequently accompanied by soft tissue injuries such as collateral ligament, cruciate ligament and menisci. During a period of 3 1/2 years, from Febuary 1980 to July 1983, We observed 78 cases of tibial plateau fractures at Gang Nam Sacred Heart Hospital. Of the above cases, 40 could be followed for a period of anywhere from 3 months to 3 years. They have been analysed according to the cause, classification, method of treatment and final result of treatment. Among these 21(52.5%) were treated by cast immobilization, 3(7.5%) by skeletal traction, 16 (40%) by open reduction and internal fixation. Thirty two cases (80% ) out of 40 indicated the result of the Acceptable group according to Hohl and Lucks criteria.

Keyword

Tibial plateau fracture; Method of treatment
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