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JBJS Case Connect. 2017 Jan-Mar;7(1):e21. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.16.00041.

Reconstruction of a Neglected Tibial Plateau Fracture Malunion with an Open-Book Osteotomy: A Case Report.

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11st Department of Orthopaedics, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece2Orthopaedic Department ULB, University Hospital Erasme Brussels, University of Brussels Medical School, Brussels, Belgium.

Abstract

CASE:

Surgical management of tibial plateau fractures can be challenging, and complications can be devastating. We report the case of a lateral tibial plateau fracture malunion with an associated intra-articular depression, which we treated with an open-book osteotomy, obviating the need for an early corrective osteotomy or knee arthroplasty.

CONCLUSION:

A tibial plateau fracture malunion can be reconstructed. The surgical team should give priority to salvage options, which can obviate or delay the need for and the implications of an early total knee arthroplasty, especially in a young and active patient.

PMID:
29244701
DOI:
10.2106/JBJS.CC.16.00041
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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