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 lipohemarthrosis is noted.

 

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

Case Discussion

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

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.