Arthroscopy Assisted Treatment of the Intra-Articular Fractures
Guntekin GUNER, Nurzat ELMALI, U Sefa MUEZZINOGLU, Erol GURFIDAN
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Inonu University Medical School Malatya, Turkey
Keywords: Arthroscopy, Intraarticular Fractures, Reduction, Internal Fixation.
Intra-articular fractures may result in stiffness, deformity, pain and post-traumatic arthritis. In order to avoid deformity and stiffness, it is necessary to secure an anatomical reduction and early motion. Recently arthroscopy is being used to treat more complex pathologies such as intra-articular fractures of the knee joint. The main advantages are improved visualization and decreased patient morbidity. Additionally arthroscopy allows the orthopedic surgeon to assess and treat concomitant knee pathology at the same time. In this article we present three cases with tibia plateau, transverse patella and unicondyler femur fractures treated by arthroscopic methods.