Tibial Plafond Fractures

  • J. P. Waddell
Conference paper

Abstract

Fractures of the distal articular surface of the tibia have a reputation for uncertain outcome regardless of the method of treatment [1, 3, 9]. A combination of fracture configuration [4, 6, 11], metaphyseal crush with instability [2, 8], primary articular cartilage damage [4], and persisting joint surface incongruity [7] all contribute to this reputation (Fig. 1).

Keywords

Arthritis Immobilization Degenerative Arthritis Mast 

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