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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66-69

Arthroscopically assisted treatment of a malunited tibia plateau fracture: A case report

Department of Orthopaedics, Ondo State Trauma and Surgery Center, Ondo, Ondo State, Nigeria

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Sunday Onimisi Salami
Department of Orthopaedics, Ondo State Trauma and Surgery Center, Ondo - 351 104, Ondo State
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DOI: 10.4103/0331-3131.177957

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Arthroscopy is playing an increasing role in the management of tibia plateau fractures. We present its use in a Nigerian patient with malunited tibia plateau fracture. A 37-yearold male teacher with a 4-month-old left tibia plateau fracture presented with pain, instability, and deformity. He had arthroscopic evaluation followed by medial opening wedge corrective osteotomy. At 4 months follow-up, he was pain free and had a stable knee. Arthroscopy can be successfully used and is beneficial in the treatment of a malunited tibia plateau fracture. This case highlights the possible benefits of arthroscopy in case of this very complex injury. As the practice of arthroscopy and other minimally invasive surgeries becomes more widespread in Nigeria, we hope that more surgeons will incorporate this in their practice.

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