A remarkable pattern of a tibial plateau fracture - use of a safe technique with practical advantages in the surgical field

A remarkable pattern of a tibial plateau fracture - use of a safe technique with practical advantages in the surgical field

Authors

  • Georgios Touloupakis Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, San Carlo Borromeo Hospital, Milan, Italy
  • Stefano Ghirardelli Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, San Carlo Borromeo Hospital, Milan, Italy
  • Elena Biancardi Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, San Carlo Borromeo Hospital, Milan, Italy
  • Luigi Bibiano Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, San Carlo Borromeo Hospital, Milan, Italy
  • Guido Antonini Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, San Carlo Borromeo Hospital, Milan, Italy
  • Cornelio Crippa Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, San Carlo Borromeo Hospital, Milan, Italy

Keywords:

Tibial Plateau Fixation, Posteromedial Knee Approach, Bone plates

Abstract

Bicondylar plateau fractures are complex injuries often requiring a challenging treatment. We report a case of a 68 year-old-male patient with a complicated tibial plateau bicondylar fracture. The fracture of the tibial plateau involved all columns (lateral, medial, posterior). The fracture pattern of the proximal tibia managed by triple plating through dual posteromedial and anterolateral incisions. Posterior-medial and the medial plating result in increased stability. The posteromedial approach to the knee that we used in our case, offers various advantages. We recommend the option of the posteromedial access, as an approach that allows excellent control of the posterior involvement of this pattern of tibial plateau fracture.

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23-05-2019

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Touloupakis G, Ghirardelli S, Biancardi E, Bibiano L, Antonini G, Crippa C. A remarkable pattern of a tibial plateau fracture - use of a safe technique with practical advantages in the surgical field. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2019 May 23 [cited 2024 Jul. 12];90(2):343-7. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/6661