Use of a midline anterior incision for isolated medial tibial plateau fractures

Christopher Z. Espinoza-Ervin, Adam J. Starr, Charles M. Reinert, Tetsuya Q. Nakatani, Alan L. Jones

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Abstract

A technique using an anterior midline incision with a medial parapatellar arthrotomy and a medial full-thickness skin flap for the open reduction and internal fixation of isolated medial tibial plateau fractures is presented. The approach is advocated as an alternative to a posteromedial approach when medial tibial plateau fractures are present alone. The anterior approach is simple and familiar for orthopaedic surgeons. It offers good visualization, simplifies reduction, and provides a functional scar if future procedures are necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-153
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2009

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Keywords

  • Medial tibial plateau fracture
  • Midline anterior incision

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  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Use of a midline anterior incision for isolated medial tibial plateau fractures. / Espinoza-Ervin, Christopher Z.; Starr, Adam J.; Reinert, Charles M.; Nakatani, Tetsuya Q.; Jones, Alan L.

In: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Vol. 23, No. 2, 02.2009, p. 148-153.

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Espinoza-Ervin, Christopher Z. ; Starr, Adam J. ; Reinert, Charles M. ; Nakatani, Tetsuya Q. ; Jones, Alan L. / Use of a midline anterior incision for isolated medial tibial plateau fractures. In: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2009 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 148-153.
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