CANNULATED SCREW AND HEXAPODAL FIXATOR RECONSTRUCTION FOR COMPOUND UPPER TIBIAL FRACTURES


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Uzun M. , Bilen F. E. , Eralp L.

ACTA ORTOPEDICA BRASILEIRA, vol.22, no.1, pp.43-47, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/s1413-78522014000100008
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ORTOPEDICA BRASILEIRA
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-47

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of the treatment of tibial plateau fractures is to obtain a pain-free and fully functional knee with closed reduction, percutaneous cannulated screw fixation and hexapodal external fixator reconstruction for high energy compound upper tibial fractures. Methods: Patients with comminuted tibial plateau fractures underwent closed reduction, percutaneous fixation with cannulated screws, and reconstruction with hexapodal external fixator. The follow-up period was 24 months. Results: The clinical and radiological results were good or excellent. The average knee flexion was 125 degrees. Conclusion: Our results are successful in the initial stage, however, it should be pointed out that during the long term follow-up osteoarthritis may develop leading to worsening of the condition.