Short-Term Functional Outcome after Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Tibial Plateau Fractures

A Retrospective Study




Fracture, Reduction, Fixation, Tibial, Plateau


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Tibial plateau fractures are complex injuries that often require surgical intervention to restore joint stability and function. Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a common treatment option. This study aimed to investigate the short-term functional outcomes following ORIF of tibial plateau fractures in a retrospective cohort. A retrospective study was conducted at the Department of Orthopedics, Tairunnessa Memorial Medical College & Hospital, Gazipur, Dhaka, Bangladesh during the period from January 2019 to December 2019. Age, gender distribution, cause of injury, fracture classification, treatment method, and Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) were assessed. The study included 32 patients with tibial plateau fractures. The majority of fractures were partial articular (65.63%) and treated with ORIF using plates and screws (68.75%). The overall mean KOOS score was 82.99 (SD=3.19). Significant differences in KOOS scores were observed based on treatment methods and AO classification. The findings underscore the importance of proper fracture classification and treatment method selection in achieving optimal short-term functional outcomes following ORIF of tibial plateau fractures. The KOOS scores demonstrated the impact of treatment choice and fracture classification on patient outcomes.


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Rahman, K. (2023). Short-Term Functional Outcome after Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Tibial Plateau Fractures: A Retrospective Study. Advances in Clinical Medical Research, 4(2), 6–10.