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Anterolateral Approach for the Treatment of Tibial Plateau Fractures

Many fractures of the tibial plateau can be treated with an anterolateral approach to the proximal tibia. We present our technique for this approach with special focus on performing a submeniscal arthrotomy, placing a femoral distractor and elevation of the joint surface. We present a case of 69 year-old female with a isolated joint-depression fracture of the lateral tibial plateau. An open reduction is performed, followed by bone grafting and placement of a lateral locking plate.

 
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