Tibial plateau fracture

Case contributed by Mr Andrew Murphy

Presentation

Cycling accident, left knee pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years old
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Lipoheamarthris is present on the lateral projection. On the AP projection, there is a subtle lateral tibial plateau fracture, with minimal depression. 

Case Discussion

Lipoheamotartiois can be detected best via a horizontal beam knee projection, it is important to request a shoot through lateral knee in the acute setting to assure you have the best chance at distinguishing occult fractures 1.

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Case Information

rID: 47796
Case created: 3rd Sep 2016
Last edited: 4th Sep 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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