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 OJO  Vol.3 No.4 , August 2013
Treatment of Complex Proximal Tibial Fractures (Types V & VI of Schautzker Classification) by Double Plate Fixation with Single Anterior Incision
Abstract: Background: complex proximal tibial fractures (Types V & VI of Schautzker classification) are the major problems in orthopedic surgery and associated with high complication rates. There are many alternatives in treatment of these fractures. Aim: to evaluate the results of double plating with single anterior incision in complex proximal tibial fractures (Types V& VI of Schautzker classification).Methods and Materials: 22 patients (16 males and 6 females) with Types V and VI of Schautzker classification of proximal tibial fractures (14 cases were Type V and 8 cases were Type VI) were treated by double plating with single anterior incision method between May 2006 and May 2011. The bony and functional outcome was evaluated according to Knee Society Score. Results: According to Knee Society Score, the results were as follows: excellent in 19 patients (86.4%), good in 2 patients (9.1%), fair in 1 patient (4/5%), and poor in no patient (0%).Conclusion: the double plate fixation with single anterior incision is the best, effective and simple procedure in treatment of complex proximal tibial fractures (Types V and VI of Schautzker classification).
Cite this paper: E. Hassankhani, F. Kashani and G. Hassankhani, "Treatment of Complex Proximal Tibial Fractures (Types V & VI of Schautzker Classification) by Double Plate Fixation with Single Anterior Incision," Open Journal of Orthopedics, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 208-212. doi: 10.4236/ojo.2013.34038.
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