Tibial plateau and patellar fracture with lipohaemarthrosis

Case contributed by Dr Vikas Shah



There is a fracture of the medial tibial plateau with extension to the lateral tibial plateau articular surface. Transverse fracture of the patella is seen. Fat fluid level in the suprapatellar space.

A single bone window CT confirms the fractures of the tibial plateau and patella, and a lipohaemarthrosis.

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Case information

rID: 47521
Published: 19th Aug 2016
Last edited: 20th Aug 2016
Tag: rapids
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