Optimizing Outcomes after Operative Treatment Bicondylar Tibial Plateau Fractures – Time for Innovation?

Document Type : CURRENT CONCEPTS REVIEW

Authors

1 1 Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2 Harvard Orthopedic Trauma Initiative, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

2 Harvard Orthopedic Trauma Initiative, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

3 3 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark 4 Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

4 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

5 2 Harvard Orthopedic Trauma Initiative, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 3 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark 4 Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark 5 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 6 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

10.22038/abjs.2023.72836.3378

Abstract

Bicondylar tibial plateau fractures are technically demanding fractures that have a high complication 
rate. We sought to review the recent literature with the aim to summarize the development of new 
classification systems that may enhance the surgeon's understanding of the fracture pattern and injury. 
We highlight the best methods for infection control and touch on new innovative solutions using 3D 
printer models and augmented mixed reality to provide potentially personalized solutions for each 
specific fracture configuration.
 Level of evidence: N/A (Narrative review/commentary)

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