Medial tibial plateau fracture

Case contributed by RMH Core Conditions

Presentation

Pedestrian vs. car at 50 km/hr.

Patient Data

Age: 24
Gender: Male
X-ray

Comminuted fracture of the medial tibial plateau is evident with some depression and separation at the fracture site of 1.3 cm.

A lipohaemarthrosis is noted.

 

CT

Comminuted medial tibial plateau fracture involving the medial tibial spine has an articular surface step of up to 2.8 cm. Associated lipohaemarthrosis and soft tissue oedema.

Case Discussion

The presence of lipohaemarthrosis is a strong indicator for an intra-articular fracture. 

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Case information

rID: 33626
Case created: 19th Jan 2015
Last edited: 7th Sep 2016
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