Risk of total knee arthroplasty after operatively treated tibial plateau fracture: a matched-population-based cohort study.

@article{Wasserstein2014RiskOT,
  title={Risk of total knee arthroplasty after operatively treated tibial plateau fracture: a matched-population-based cohort study.},
  author={David N Wasserstein and P. G. Henry and John Michael Paterson and Hans Kreder and Richard J Jenkinson},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2014},
  volume={96 2},
  pages={144-50}
}
BACKGROUND The aims of operative treatment of displaced tibial plateau fractures are to stabilize the injured knee to restore optimal function and to minimize the risk of posttraumatic arthritis and the eventual need for total knee arthroplasty. The purpose of our study was to define the rate of subsequent total knee arthroplasty after tibial plateau fractures in a large cohort and to compare that rate with the rate in the general population. METHODS All patients sixteen years of age or older… CONTINUE READING
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