Arthroscopic-assisted reduction and percutaneous fixation of tibial plateau fractures

David E. Hartigan, Mark A. McCarthy, Aaron J. Krych, Bruce A. Levy

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Abstract

Tibial plateau fractures present a difficult range of fractures to treat. Arthroscopy allows for a less invasive option when compared with arthrotomy. Furthermore, visualization of the articular surface arthroscopically can allow for a precise reduction and assessment of any concomitant injuries to the articular cartilage and meniscus. By use of arthroscopy, unicondylar lateral plateaus were traditionally approached through a laterally based metaphyseal window. However, in carefully selected patients and fracture patterns, a medially based, arthroscopic-assisted approach can create long bony tunnels for subchondral support and allow for greater ease in fracture reduction. We present our technique using a medial approach for arthroscopic-assisted fixation of lateral tibial plateau fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e51-e55
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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