Lower Extremity Tibial Plateau Fractures
Tibial plateau fractures are seen in both young patients with high-energy mechanisms and older patients with lower energy mechanisms. They may involve one or both sides of the tibial plateau and can extend into the metaphysis separating the articular surface from the tibial shaft. They can be associated with meniscus tears, compartment syndrome, and even vascular injuries. Displaced fractures of the tibial plateau are often treated with open reduction and internal fixation.