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Combined Arthroscopic Treatment of Tibial Plateau and Intercondylar Eminence Avulsion Fractures
Francesco Di Caprio, MD1; Roberto Buda, MD1; Riccardo Ghermandi, MD1; Alberto Ferruzzi, MD1; Antonio Timoncini, MD1; Alessandro Parma, MD1; Sandro Giannini, MD1
1 Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli-Clinica II, Via G.C. Pupilli, 1, 40136 Bologna, Italy. E-mail address for F. Di Caprio: fra.dicaprio@gmail.com
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Copyright © 2010 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2010 Dec 01;92(Supplement 2):161-169. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.J.00812
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Fractures of the tibial plateau represent 1% of all fractures and 8% of fractures in the elderly population1. These fractures represent a surgical challenge because of the variety of fracture patterns and the associated soft-tissue injuries. If not adequately treated, these fractures often cause persistent knee pain, arthritis, and angular deformity. In one study, posttraumatic knee arthritis following a tibial plateau fracture was reported, after a seven-year follow-up, in 74% of patients with an associated meniscal tear and in 34% of patients with intact menisci2.
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