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Tibial Plateau Repair

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Evolution of Tibial Plateau Repair

Fixing breaks in the tibial plateau is usually performed with plates and screws and is performed through incisions through the medial or lateral skin over the knee. Care is taken during the surgery to avoid the arteries and nerves behind the knee and to avoid damaging any uninjured structures in the knee itself.

The ultimate goal of the surgery is to restore the joint surface of the tibial plateau to as normal as possible and to fix all of the broken pieces of the plateau back to the rest of the tibia. Patients are usually placed in a knee brace and aren’t allowed to place weight on their leg until several weeks after surgery.

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