Tibial plateau fractures

Missed tibial plateau fractures - reg teaching Jan 17


Thanks Emily Hunter for this presentation.

Key points:

  1. Tibial plateau fractures can be subtle and actively searching for secondary signs of fracture on plain imaging is important
  2. Consider further imaging (eg CT knee or oblique views) if mechanism consistent or patient unable to weight bear
  3. Initial management is non weight bearing and zimmer splint with expedited orthopaedic follow up and imaging

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