Executive Editor: Ernst Raaymakers, Joseph Schatzker, Rick Buckley

Authors: Matthias Hansen, Rodrigo Pesantez

Proximal tiba Complete articular fracture, fragmentary articular

General considerations

41-C3

These are intraarticular fractures, articular complex and metaphyseal complex.

They are all high energy fracture dislocations of the tibial plateaus with both medial and lateral columns involved and are usually associated with moderate to marked degree of injury to the soft tissue envelope.
Intraarticular fractures should not be immobilized except as a temporizing measure prior to definite surgical treatment.

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