International Orthopaedics (SICOT) (2017) 41:1865–1873 DOI 10.1007/s00264-017-3566-3 ORIGINAL PAPER Functional outcome of intra-articular tibial plateau fractures: the impact of posterior column fractures 1 2 1 Juriaan van den Berg & Maike Reul & Menno Nunes Cardozo & 1 3 2,4 2,4 Anastasiya Starovoyt & Eric Geusens & Stefaan Nijs & Harm Hoekstra Received: 13 January 2017 /Accepted: 30 June 2017 /Published online: 18 July 2017 SICOT aisbl 2017 Abastract than those patients who were not. We could not demonstrate Introduction Although regularly ignored, there is growing ev- the advantage of posterior column fracture fixation, due to a idence that posterior tibial plateau fractures affect the func- limited patient size. tional outcome. The goal of this study was to assess the inci- Conclusion Our data indicates that implementation of the up- dence of posterior column fractures and its impact on func- dated three-column classification concept may improve the sur- tional outcome and general health status. We aimed to identify gical outcome of tibial plateau fractures. Failure to recognize all clinical variables that influence the outcome and improve posterior column fractures may lead to inappropriate utilization insights in the treatment strategies. of treatment techniques. The current concept allows us to further
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Published: Jul 18, 2017
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