2018, Vol. 2 Issue 4, Part B
Functional outcome in Schatzker type V and VI tibial plateau fractures
Author(s): Dr. Kirthi Shivalingaiah, Dr. Ullas Mahesh and Dr. Bobby John
Tibial plateau fractures occur due to a combination of axial loading and varus or valgus applied forces leading to articular depression, malalignment and an increased risk of posttraumatic osteoarthritis.
Aims and objectives: To study the functional outcome in the management of Schatzker type V and VI tibial plateau fractures.
Conclusion: Schatzker’s type V and VI tibial plateau fractures represent serious injuries with sustantial residual limb specific and general health deficits. The postoperative functional and radiological outcomes indicate that open reduction internal fixation is a feasible treatment option for bicondylar and complex tibial plateau fractures.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Kirthi Shivalingaiah, Dr. Ullas Mahesh, Dr. Bobby John. Functional outcome in Schatzker type V and VI tibial plateau fractures. Nat J Clin Orthop 2018;2(4):109-112