High energy trauma with complex fracture of the right tibial plateau, compartment syndrome and infection in a professional freestyler motorcyclist

High energy trauma with complex fracture of the right tibial plateau, compartment syndrome and infection in a professional freestyler motorcyclist

Authors

  • Alessio Pedrazzini Orthopaedic Unit, Oglio Po Hospital, Vicomoscano (CR), Italy
  • Alice Garzia Orthopaedic and Traumatology Clinic. Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Nicola Bertoni Orthopaedic Unit, Oglio Po Hospital, Vicomoscano (CR), Italy
  • Henry Yewo Simo Orthopaedic Unit, Oglio Po Hospital, Vicomoscano (CR), Italy
  • Roberto Bisaschi Orthopaedic Unit, Oglio Po Hospital, Vicomoscano (CR), Italy
  • Vanni Medina Orthopaedic Unit, Oglio Po Hospital, Vicomoscano (CR), Italy
  • Francesco Pogliacomi PARMA UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF SURGICAL SCIENCES ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMATOLOGY SECTION

Keywords:

knee, tibial plateau, fracture, soft tissues, fixation.

Abstract

Background and aim of the work: High-energy tibial plateau fractures are complex lesions that may be associated with extensive soft tissue damages and severe complications, such as compartment syndrome and neurological injuries. This case report interests a professional motocross freestyler with complex tibial plateau fracture associated to compartment syndrome and partial common peroneal nerve impairment which complicated with a dehiscence of the surgical wound and infection after plate and screws fixation. One year later, despite the complexity of the fracture, the gravity of the soft tissue lesions and subsequent complications, the patient healed. This satisfactory result depended on the correct management in terms of type of treatment and timing.

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Published

30-12-2020

How to Cite

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Pedrazzini A, Garzia A, Bertoni N, Yewo Simo H, Bisaschi R, Medina V, et al. High energy trauma with complex fracture of the right tibial plateau, compartment syndrome and infection in a professional freestyler motorcyclist. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2020 Dec. 30 [cited 2024 Jul. 22];91(14-S):e2020018. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/10980