MINIMALLY INVASIVE PERCUTANEOUS PLATE OSTEOSYNTHESIS FOR PROXIMAL TIBIAL FRACTURES-A PROSPECTIVE STUDY

Mohammed Irfankhan H, Balasubramaniam R, Manikandan A

Abstract


Introduction:Proximal tibial fractures are most common in road traffic accidents,are difficult to manage due to limited soft tissue coverage. Conventional method of plate and screws can devitalize soft tissue. To overcome such complications MIPPO TECHNIQUE is widely used.

Methods:The functional outcome of proximal tibial fractures in 30 patients treated by MIPPO technique has been evaluated. These patients were followed for 6 months postoperatively and assessed by modified  Rasmussen score.

Results:In our analysis of 30 patients ,18(60%) patients had excellent results, 9(30%) patients had good results, 3(10%)had fair outcome.

Discussion:Fracture of proximal tibia involves lot soft tissue damage,this compromised soft tissue condition must be considered while treating them. MIPPO is more of biological fixation with less soft tissue damage,hence wound healing is faster.


Keywords


Minimally invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis.,Biological fixation,proximal tibia fractures.

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