If you injure your knee in a fall, sports accident, or automobile collision, it’s critical to see an orthopedist for expert diagnosis and treatment.
Non-displaced tibial plateau fractures are common in these types of accidents and can cause long-term complications, including compartment syndrome, when untreated.
The orthopedic knee specialists at OrthoNeuro in Columbus, Ohio, offer expert care for all types of knee injuries.
What Is a Non-Displaced Tibial Plateau Fracture?
Your tibial plateau is the flat surface at the top of your tibia (shin bone), where it meets the bottom of your femur in the knee joint.
It’s a crucial weight-bearing part of the body that provides stability in your knee and throughout the rest of your body.
Tibial plateau fractures occur when a force drives the femur into the top of your tibia and cracks the bone.
If the bone stays in place, the fracture is non-displaced. If bone fragments shift, the fracture is classified as displaced.
In addition to being classified as either displaced or non-displaced, these injuries are also graded on the Schatzker classification system, which has six types, based on the fracture pattern and severity of the injury.