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Fractures of the Condyles of the Tibia AN ANATOMICAL AND CLINICAL END-RESULT STUDY OF ONE HUNDRED CASES
JOHN M. ROBERTS
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From the Atlanta Orthopedic Clinic, Atlanta
1968 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1968 Dec 01;50(8):1505-1521
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Abstract

Anatomical considerations and a clinical end-result study of 100 fractures emphasize the vulnerability of the lateral tibial plateau to a valgus force on the extended knee.

Type I, non-displaced fractures, can be successfully treated by an initial period of traction with early institution of active knee exercises and subsequently prolonged protection from weight-bearing.

Type II, local compression fractures of the lateral plateau, are successfully managed by conservative methods recommended for Type I fractures.

Type III, displaced fractures, may require open reduction to restore joint stability. Postoperative care is based on principles followed in the treatment of Type I and Type II fractures.

Early mobilization of the knee is the key to restoration of maximum joint function.

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    fracture ; tibia
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