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Mentions: We describe three signs of type 3A Schatzker fracture of lateral tibial plateau on radiographs, which include loss of visualization of the tibial plateau margin, associated increased sclerosis and effusion (Figure). In the setting of traumatic knee effusion, anterior and posterior margins of the tibial plateaus should be scrutinized. Management of the fracture centers on evaluating and repairing the articular cartilage and restoring the articular surface.1,2 The patient underwent open reduction and internal fixation with elevation of the depressed fracture fragment and supported by allograft. Optimum outcome post treatment is obtained with an anatomic reduction, adequate rigid internal fixation and bone grafting of the depressed areas.2
Affiliation: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Hershey, PA.
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