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Clinical History and Classification of Adhesive capsulitis

Adhesive capsulitis is a disease that typically progresses through three clinical phases. Patients with this condition will have varying clinical complaints depending upon the phase they are experiencing at the time of interview. The initial inflammatory “painful” phase begins with a spontaneous onset of aching discomfort at rest and the development of pain with use. […]

Tibial Plateau Fracture

Basics

Description The tibial plateau is the proximal weightbearing surface of the tibia. Articulates with the femoral condyles to form the knee joint Can be divided into medial and lateral components A tibial plateau fracture is any fracture involving the proximal articular surface of the tibia (Fig. 1). Classification by Schatzker et al. : Type […]

Augmentation of tibial plateau fractures with Trabecular Metal

Background

Restoration and maintenance of the plateau surface are the key points in the treatment of tibial plateau fractures. Any deformity of the articular surface jeopardizes the future of the knee by causing osteoarthritis and axis deviation. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of Trabecular Metal (porous tantalum metal) on stability […]