Fracture and/or depression of the proximal tibial articulating surface 1
Largest and most kinematically complex joint 2
Also referred to as tibial condylar fractures
Mechanism of injury...
Mechanism of injury important in diagnosis
Pedestrian struck in the lower leg by an automobile
Passenger in motor vehicle collision
Fall from a height resulting in ...
Airway, breathing, and circulation (ABCs)/advanced trauma life support (ATLS) protocol in multiple trauma victim
Emergency department (ED)/clinic ma...
Nonoperative treatment: biweekly follow-up initially with x-rays to evaluate fracture
If knee is unstable, early follow-up with orthopedics to ev...
Blokker CP, Rorabeck CH, Bourne RB. Tibial plateau fractures. An analysis of the results of treatment in 60 patients. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1984;(182):193–199.
Rang M. Childre...
Mechanism of injury important in diagnosis: high-energy axial force with coronal force component
Lateral tibial plateau more commonly injured
X-rays—AP, lateral, and obliques
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