Management of Posterior Articular Depression in Tibial Plateau Fractures.


Journal Article (Review)

Fractures involving the posterior aspect of the tibial plateau are challenging fractures to treat. Articular depression in tibial plateau fractures is usually addressed by elevation of the fragment(s), filling the residual defect with bone graft or bone substitute, and "raft" support of the articular fracture reduction with screws through a medially and/or laterally based plate. Posterior tibial plateau articular depression presents unique challenges for obtaining and maintaining fracture reduction. To obtain the goals of anatomic reduction and stable fixation, a thorough understanding of the fracture, specific approaches, reduction techniques, and stabilization strategies is needed. This article reviews the most current strategies for treating tibial plateau fracture patients with posterior articular depression.

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Cited Authors

  • Adams, JD; Della Rocca, GJ

Published Date

  • January 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 28 - 33

PubMed ID

  • 26551069

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26551069

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2480

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1538-8506

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-0035-1566737


  • eng