Lateral tibial plateau fracture

Case contributed by Gerry Gardner

Presentation

Severe pain non-weight bearing after collision with a large dog.

Patient Data

Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Displaced fracture of the lateral tibial plateau with a large lipohaemarthrosis. 

Modality: CT

Large lipohaemarthrosis. Comminuted fracture of the lateral tibial plateau which appears to extend into the intercondylar spines. The main lateral tibial plateau fragments are depressed by at least 5 mm and there is a gap which is wider anteriorly than posteriorly. There is an associated fracture of the fibular/head neck junction.

Case Discussion

Comminuted combined cleavage and compression fracture of the lateral tibial plateau with associated fracture of the fibular head/neck region and large lipohaemarthrosis. 

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Case Information

rID: 13948
Case created: 2nd Jun 2011
Last edited: 7th Dec 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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