Due to the high complication rate associated to open surgery for fractures of the tibial plateau, percutaneous techniques have become increasingly popular. Over the past fifteen years, arthroscopy, together with fluoroscopy, has become a precious tool for diagnosis and fracture reduction. Minimally invasive osteosynthesis techniques have evolved progressively. Concomitant use of external fixation has widened indications to less stable or bi-condylar fractures. The good short-term results obtained by the pioneers with this technique have been confirmed in larger series. More recently, clinical and radiological studies at mid term have demonstrated the stability of the results at more than five years.
|Journal||Journal de Traumatologie du Sport|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|