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Why address posterior tibial plateau fractures?

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Management of posterior tibial plateau fractures has gained much interest over the past few years. Fracture morphology, trauma mechanism, and soft-tissue injury have been identified as the key factors determining the treatment strategy and outcome. We provide a rationale for the operative management of posterior tibial plateau fractures by discussing the interplay between fracture morphology, trauma mechanism, and soft-tissue injury. The trauma mechanism has proven to be an important tool, not only to understand fracture morphology, but also to assess concomitant soft-tissue (i.e. ligamentous) injury. Subsequently, soft-tissue injury might play a role in future classification and diagnostic work-up of tibial plateau fractures, particularly in fractures with posterior involvement. Plate osteosynthesis using a posterior approach is safe and should be considered routinely in coronal fractures of the posterior tibial plateau, as illustrated.
Tijdschrift: Injury
ISSN: 0020-1383
Issue: 12
Volume: 51
Pagina's: 2779 - 2785
Aantal pagina's: 7
Jaar van publicatie:2020
Trefwoorden:Parageneeskundige wetenschappen , Rheumatologie en orthopedie, Heelkunde
Toegankelijkheid:Open