“Flip lid” type of lateral tibia plateau fracture with a meniscus radial tear: A case report

Wei Ho, Wei Hsing Chih, Ming-Long Yeh, Shu Fan Lin, Wei Ren Su, Chen Hao Chiang

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Abstract

Case: A 45-year-old woman sustained a unique lateral tibia plateau fracture pattern with a vertically rotated fragment composed of an intact articular surface and subchondral bone. During open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF), a full thickness radial tear of the lateral meniscus was found, which was repaired under direct visualization through arthrotomy. At final follow-up, the patient regained pain-free activity with good meniscus healing, as confirmed with a second-look arthroscopic examination. Conclusion: This case represents an undescribed fracture pattern that indicates an associated meniscus injury. A thorough evaluation, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging should be considered. One-stage ORIF followed with meniscus repair represents a good treatment option.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100496
JournalTrauma Case Reports
Volume34
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Aug

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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