Tibial plateau fracture in a softball player: Avoiding potentially disastrous delay

David M. Anderson, Christopher A. Dawson, Andrew J Cosgarea, Edward G McFarland

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Abstract

The symptoms of a tibial plateau fracture are often nonspecific, which can make them difficult to diagnose. One diagnostic tip-off can be the mechanism of injury. Tibial plateau fractures typically involve high-energy forces, as in this case of a 35-year-old softball player who experienced knee trauma when he collided with a teammate. In older patients, though, low-energy falls are a common cause of these injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
JournalPhysician and Sportsmedicine
Volume33
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2005

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Baseball
Tibial Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Knee

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Tibial plateau fracture in a softball player : Avoiding potentially disastrous delay. / Anderson, David M.; Dawson, Christopher A.; Cosgarea, Andrew J; McFarland, Edward G.

In: Physician and Sportsmedicine, Vol. 33, No. 3, 03.2005, p. 37-41.

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