Executive Editor: Ernst Raaymakers, Joseph Schatzker, Rick Buckley

Authors: Matthias Hansen, Rodrigo Pesantez

Proximal tibia Extraarticular fracture, metaphyseal wedge or multifragmentary

General considerations

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This fracture type is an indication of high energy trauma and soft tissue damage is the rule. Therefore expect marked swelling and delay the definitive procedure to avoid soft tissue complications.

While awaiting definitive treatment, it is best to provide temporary fixation with a bridging anterior external fixator frame.

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