Functional and radiological outcome of Proximal tibial fractures type V and Type VI treated by modified hybrid external fixator

Karthikeyan, P (2018) Functional and radiological outcome of Proximal tibial fractures type V and Type VI treated by modified hybrid external fixator. Masters thesis, Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem.

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Management of high energy tibial plateau fractures along with extensive soft tissue damage is still challenging to many orthopaedic surgeons. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study evaluates the purpose of hybrid external fixator in treating high energy tibial plateau fractures with minimal invasion and accurate reduction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty patients with high energy schatzker type V and VI tibial plateau fractures with severe soft tissue injury were enrolled into the study. RESULTS: The results - bony union, range of movements and associated complications – were assessed. All fractures were united in an average time period of 20 weeks. Two patients developed knee stiffness and one septic non-union. CONCLUSION: Hybrid external fixation is a safe option for managing complex high energy tibial plateau fractures by simultaneously providing adequate fracture stabilization and necessary protection to soft tissue healing to achieve bony union.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hybrid external fixator ; High energy tibial plateau fractures ; Type V and Type VI.
Subjects: MEDICAL > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2018 03:30
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2018 03:30
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/8760

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