Out of 142 consecutive cases of fracture of the tibial plateau 48 cases (34%) of complex fractures are taken into consideration. Surgical treatment is based on two types of osteosynthesis: 1) osteosynthesis "of election" with interfragmentary plates and screws, which was used in most of the cases; 2) minimal osteosynthesis with Barr or lag screws, when there are lesions of the soft tissue and capsuloligamentous lesions. A total of 69% of the results were satisfactory (good and excellent). The most unfavorable prognostic factors are comminution of the fracture and residual widening of the tibial plateau.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||La Chirurgia degli organi di movimento|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1991|
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