International Journal of Orthopaedics Research

International Journal of Orthopaedics Research


International Journal of Orthopaedics Research
International Journal of Orthopaedics Research
Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2022)

Functional and radiological outcomes of unstable tibial plateau fractures treated with isolated anterolateral locking compression plating method and dual plating method


R N Suresh Kumar, S Jawahar, C Kamalanathan

Background: 1.2% of all fractures are Tibial plateau fractures with complicated intraarticular fracture pattern [1]. Open reduction and dual plating is an effective method of fixation in unstable bicondylar fractures, though there will be an extensive soft tissue dissection in dual plate fixation when compared to unilateral anterolateral Locking compression plating alone. Many journals reported that both the stabilization methods are equally effective [4-6]. Methods and Materials: March 2017-February 2019, GMKMCH, Salem-20 patients. Results and Discussions: Unstable tibial plateau fracture treated with anatomical locking plating system provided stable fixation allowing early range of knee motion. Medial periosteal stripping can be avoided using pre-contoured Lateral periarticular locking plate [3,7]. Fracture union time was almost same in both the groups in our study. Operation time and hospitalization period are less in using unilateral locking plate alone. Locking compression plate decreases hardware impingement thereby reducing soft tissue problems. Conclusion: Being rigid fixation, both Unilateral and Dual fixation methods provided good mechanical stability and allows early mobilization. If the medial fragment cannot be stabilized by Lateral Locking compression plate alone then buttressing the medial fragment by medial plate is required.
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How to cite this article:
R N Suresh Kumar, S Jawahar, C Kamalanathan. Functional and radiological outcomes of unstable tibial plateau fractures treated with isolated anterolateral locking compression plating method and dual plating method. International Journal of Orthopaedics Research, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 28-30
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