The Tibial Plateau Fractures: Diagnosis and Treatment

by

Francesco Atzori

DOI: 10.2174/97816810824171160101
eISBN: 978-1-68108-241-7, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-68108-242-4



Indexed in: EBSCO.

A break in the proximal part of the tibia or shinbone region results in a Tibial plateau fracture. This type of bone damage results in...[view complete introduction]
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Rehabilitation After Tibial Plateau Fractures

- Pp. 177-188 (12)

Irene Carnino, Annamaria Federico, Cecilia Gaido, Alessandro Bistolfi and Giuseppe Massazza

Abstract

Tibial plateau fractures are common and severe joint lesions which usually require surgical fixation. They may cause severe postoperative pain and require long hospitalization to provide effective analgesia and to start an appropriate rehabilitation. Specific programs of post-operative rehabilitation are necessary for acceptable recover. Nowadays, well established specific rehabilitation protocols do not exist and treatment is often experience-based. This chapter focuses on physical therapy and on the rehabilitation techniques after tibial plateau fractures; also, it evaluates the effectiveness of the most common techniques.

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