How is tibial plateau treated?
The injury is usually fixed with metal plates and screws placed through a large incision. The type of fracture usually dictates what types of incisions and how many plates and screws are needed. Sometimes bone graft or types of bone cement are needed to support the joint surface.
What causes tibial plateau pain?
Tibial plateau fractures are serious injuries, and are common in high-impact sports like football, rugby and basketball. Twisting motions and motor vehicle accidents can also cause a tibial plateau injury.
What is the plateau of the tibia?
The tibial plateau is the flat top portion of your tibia bone, which runs from your knee to your ankle. The bottom end of your thigh bone (femur) and the top end of your tibia form your knee joint. The tibial plateau is a relatively flat surface of bone covered in cartilage.
What is a depressed lateral tibial plateau?
Articular depression is typically seen in the lateral plateau and might be associated with a fracture of the intercondylar eminence. Type VI is a bicondylar fracture with a dislocation of the metaphysis from the diaphysis. This pattern results from high-energy trauma and diverse combinations of forces.
How many tibial plateau are there?
The tibia is the weight-bearing bone of the leg, located medially to the fibula. The proximal part of the bone compromises the distal part of the knee joint. The tibial plateau has two articular surfaces, the medial and lateral tibial condyles, also called the medial and lateral plateaus.
What is tibial plateau surgery?
Tibial Plateau Fracture Surgery is required when the bone breaks into two or more fragments and surgery is normally needed. This fracture involves the proximal (upper) portion of the tibia which extends through the articular surface (into the knee joint).
What is a posterior tibial plateau fracture?
Posterior tibial plateau fracture (PTPF) is caused when the posterior tibia plateau is stricken by the femoral condyle while the knee joint, in semi flexion or flexed position, suffers from a varus-valgus stress [13,14]. It have been uncommon, as PTPFs were found in 151 cases and had an incidence of 28.8%.