Inflatable Bone Tamp (Osteoplasty) for Reduction of Intra-articular Fractures

  • Peter V. GiannoudisEmail author
  • Theodoros Tosounidis


Fracture reduction remains one of the most important steps of a successful osteosynthesis. Different techniques and instruments have been developed to achieve fracture reduction with minimal invasive approaches. Lately, the so-called inflatable bone tamp (extra-vertebral balloon osteoplasty) has gained great popularity being used as a tool for reduction of fractures. In this chapter the technique will be demonstrated for the management of tibial plateau Schatzker type II and III depressed intra-articular fractures.


Conflict of Interest

No benefits in any form have been received or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.NIHRLeedsUK
  3. 3.Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Center, Chapel Allerton HospitalLeedsUK

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