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The Posteromedial Tibial Plateau Fracture: New Perspectives

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J. Spence Reid, M.D.

Fractures of the posteromedial tibial plateau are challenging to treat, owing to their complexity and unfamiliar surgical approach. J. Spence Reid, M.D., Penn State Hershey Bone and Joint Institute explains, “This fracture pattern may occur as part of a fracture-dislocation in which it is often associated with an ACL tear, or as part of a bicondylar tibial plateau fracture.” The typical fracture pattern is shown here, visualized with both a standard radiograph, and a three-dimensional computed tomography (CT) scan, (figures A and B) from one of Reid’s cases.

Figure A: Posteromedial tibial plateau fracture radiograph

Figure A: Posteromedial tibial plateau fracture radiograph
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Figure B: Posteromedial tibial plateau fracture 3D CT scan

Figure B: Posteromedial tibial plateau fracture 3D CT scan
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