Knee - Tibial plateau fracture - AP

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Knee - Tibial plateau fracture - AP

  • (Same patient as image below)
  • This is a severely comminuted fracture of the tibial plateau with depression of a large fragment centrally

Knee - Tibial plateau fracture - Lateral

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Knee - Tibial plateau fracture - Lateral

  • (Same patient as image above)
  • The lateral image shows fracturing of the proximal tibia and a lipohaemarthrosis (fat and blood in the joint)

Knee - Tibial plateau fracture - Subtle - AP

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Knee - Tibial plateau fracture - Subtle - AP

  • (Same patient as image below)
  • Loss of integrity of the tibial plateau cortex is a serious injury even if the injury is more subtle - as in this case

Knee - Tibial plateau fracture - Subtle - Lateral

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Knee - Tibial plateau fracture - Subtle - Lateral

  • (Same patient as image above)
  • The lateral view does not show an obvious fracture
  • As is often the case the presence of a lipohaemarthrosis is the most obvious sign of injury