Fractures of the tibial plateau are increasing in incidence because of their relationship with sports and traffic accidents (4.83% of the total). They may be extraordinarily serious, sometimes unsolvable, leaving sequels of rigidity and of post-traumatic degenerative arthritis that may need osteotomies, arthrodesis or joint replacements at a later date. However, a meticulous surgical procedure is usually rewarded. It is the typical cancellous bone surgery that has very little to do with the surgery of the diaphyseal bone as far as the internal fixation is concerned.
KeywordsArthritis Depression Degenerative Arthritis
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