J Surg Tech Proced | Volume 5, Issue 2 | Surgical Technique | Open Access

Surgical Treatment of Tibial Plateau Fracture in Leg Holder Hanging Position

Konstantinos Ditsios, Charalampos Pitsilos*, Triantafyllos Katsimentzas, Charalampos Pavlopoulos and Pericles Papadopoulos

Department of Orthopedics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, G. Gennimatas Hospital, Greece

*Correspondance to: Charalampos Pitsilos 

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Tibial plateau fractures are common in patients presented in trauma centers. Their management is challenging, as preservation of the congruity of the articular surface and knee stability are important for the best functional outcome and the prevention of future arthritis. When surgical treatment of these injuries is decided, a wide spectrum of patient’s positions and approaches has been described, depending on the fracture morphology and the surgeon’s familiarization. In our orthopedic department we have been using supine position with lower limb in leg holder hanging position in minimally invasive osteosynthesis and open reduction and internal fixation of tibial plateau fractures. In this article we highlight the advantages of this position, which are the reasons why we propose it as a main or at least alternative patient’s position of the surgical therapy of these fractures.


Ditsios K, Pitsilos C, Katsimentzas T, Pavlopoulos C, Papadopoulos P. Surgical Treatment of Tibial Plateau Fracture in Leg Holder Hanging Position. J Surg Tech Proced. 2021; 5(2): 1049..

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