A prospective study to analyse the outcome of locking compression plating by minimally invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis technique in proximal tibial fractures


  • Anjaneyulu Reddy D. Department of Orthopaedics, Narayana Medical College and Hospital, SPSR Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Krishna Redy P. Department of Orthopaedics, Narayana Medical College and Hospital, SPSR Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India




Proximal tibial fractures, Locking compression plating, Minimally invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis technique


Background: The proximal tibial fractures are one of the commonest intra articular fractures majority are of high energy fractures. We did the study to measure the outcome of locking compression plating by minimally invasive percutaeneous plate osteosynthesis technique in proximal tibial fractures.

Methods: Study comprises 20 cases of proximal tibial fractures, which have been managed by MIPPO technique during the period December 2014 to August 2016.

Results: The sex distribution in our study was 18 males and 2 females with 30 to 57 years age. The most common mode of injury in this study was road traffic accident. Type V Schatzker tibial plateau fractures were the commonest in 8 patients. 70% of our patients had excellent and good results in the functional outcome. In our study the average functional knee score was 22.40. The average range of movement achieved was 120 degrees. The average time taken for fracture healing was 16.52 weeks. In conclusion, MIPPO technique gives good to excellent results even in high energy tibial condyle fractures (70% cases in our study). Those who were treated with early fixation and early mobilization were found to have a better functional outcome irrespective of the fracture type. No secondary bone grafting was required.

Conclusions: The study reports that MIPPO technique is an effective method of treating proximal tibial fractures due to its overall good functional outcome.



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