Lateral Tibial Plateau with Peroneal Nerve Entrapment is Unique Fracture in Diagnosis and Management

*Corresponding author: Palak Walia and Amna Diwan*


A majority of tibial plateau fractures involve the lateral plateau. Posterolateral tibial plateau fractures are caused by a valgus force that impacts the posterolateral plateau against the lateral femoral condyle. We describe a unique case of a patient who sustained a lateral plateau fracture with posterior displacement behind a fractured fibular head, with entrapment of the peroneal nerve. This unusual fracture pattern required dual anterolateral and lateral approach for reduction and fixation.
Tibial plateau; High energy; Fracture; Peroneal nerve entrapment.