Tibial plateau fractures with bone loss or significant comminution require grafting and stable fixation. We hypothesized a standardized protocol of internal fixation augmented with a mixture of demineralized bone matrix and corticocancellous allograft chips would result in high healing rates with minimal subsidence. Union was achieved in all 36 patients available for follow-up by a mean of 4.4 months. Mean range of motion was 2° to 120°. One patient developed osteomyelitis. Subsidence ranging from 2.5 to 5.7 mm occurred in 4 patients (11%). This treatment method provides sufficient structural integrity with a high union rate and a low complication rate.
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- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine