Functional and radiological outcome of bicondylar tibial plateau fractures treated with dual buttress plating

Volume 16 | Issue 2 | April-June 2021 | Page 18-21 | Aneesh Joseph, Balu C Babu, Druvan Shaji, Vipin Mohan, Nandu Krishnan, Shyam S Anand

Authors: Aneesh Joseph [1], Balu C Babu [1], Druvan Shaji [1], Vipin Mohan [1], Nandu Krishnan [1], Shyam S Anand[1].

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Aneesh Joseph,
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India


Background: There are different ways to treat bicondylar tibial plateau fractures, treatment remains a challenge to most orthopaedic surgeons. The objective of the study is to analyse the functional and radiological outcomes of bicondylar tibial plateau fractures treated with dual plating.
Methods: Clinical data of 80 patients are prospectively and retrospectively reviewed from March 2012 to March 2019. All patients were evaluated both radiographically and clinically according to Rasmussen score, Hospital for special surgery (HSS) and Rasmussen functional knee score.
Results: Rasmussen anatomic score was excellent in 49 patients, good in 29, and fair in the remaining 2 patients. Functional results using Rasmussen functional score was excellent in 45, good in 32, fair in 1 and poor in 2. Functional results using HSS score was excellent in 41, good in 21, fair in 16, and poor in 2.
Conclusion: Bicondylar tibial plateau fracture have excellent to good functional and radiological outcome with dual plating. Early mobilization of the joint provides good range of motion.
Keywords: Bicondylar tibial plateau, Dual plating.


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How to Cite this article: Joseph A, Babu BC, Shaji D, Mohan V, Krishnan N, Anand SS. Functional and radiological outcome of bicondylar tibial plateau fractures treated with dual buttress plating. Journal of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery April-June 2021;16(2): 18-21.

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