Tibial Plateau Fracture
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This condition is a fracture at the top of the tibia, also called the shin bone. This fracture usually involves both bone and cartilage, so there is a high risk of developing arthritis from injury to the cartilage cells.
What is a tibial plateau fracture?
This detailed video describes tibial plateau fractures, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment. The most common non-surgical treatment is a short leg, non-weightbearing cast or a hinged knee brace, combined with physical therapy and rest. Fractures that have shifted require surgery.