Double Incision Approach and Early Rehabilitation in a Complicated Bicondylar <br>Tibial Plateau Fracture: A Case Report <br> <br>.

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Abstract

The main goal of this case was to report the treatment of bicondylar fractures of the tibial plateau and the restoration of the metaphyseo-diaphyseal dissociation.
CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION:
A 54-year old man who was cycling had a road accident that caused a closed fracture of the right tibial plateau and proximal fibula diagnosed by x-rays. Patient had surgical procedure and was immobilized with a long-leg splint for 4 weeks. After immobilization, aggressive rehabilitation was done. Progressive quadriceps strengthening, movements to improve symmetrical weight bearing, and functional activities were performed. The patient improved muscle strength and obtained high scores for gait and balance, in a relatively short time.
CONCLUSION:
In this report, a bicondylar tibial fracture treated with a 2-incision approach and a double plate osteosynthesis, provided a strong fracture stabilization and thereby, allowed an early mobilization with aggressive rehabilitation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-389
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Principles and Practice
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 26 2017

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Keywords

  • Bicondylar tibial fracture
  • AO classification
  • Rehabilitation

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