Prospective Case Study of Outcome of Tibial Plateau Fractures Treated with Locking Condylar Plate
Introduction: Tibial plateau injury involves the articular surface of the proximal tibia with diverse group of fractures that represent a wide spectrum of severity that challenge even the most experienced surgeons, but with the invent of modern diagnostic technology and the advent of locking plates, results appear to be improving over time.
Method: The study was conducted on thirty patients admitted in the department of orthopaedics with diagnoses of tibial plateau fractures treated with Locking Condylar Plate. The patients were followed up for a minimum period of six months and clinico-radiological progression of fracture union with the functional outcome was studied using 100 point rating system devised by Delamarter et al.
Result: Twenty-two patients showed excellent results while eight patients had good to fair and none with poor result. The average time for radiological union was 17.5 weeks.
Conclusion: The results of the study concluded that while locking condylar plate seems to show excellent results in low energy tibial plateau fractures, it can probably be used to successfully treat patients with high energy fracture patterns without the need for additional medial stabilization.
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