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Tibial plateau fracture should be immobilised for better healing. Immobilisation leads to the development of a uniting callus (new bone) between the fractured ends. In case of undisplaced fracture, treatment may be of short duration for around 3-4 weeks.
Compression, icing, knee splinting in full extension, elevation of your affected limb, and strict non-weight bearing are required in the initial phase of treatment of a tibial plateau fracture. After the first follow-up visit to your doctor, you will need to wear a hinged brace that is locked in full extension and need to continue non-weight bearing crutch walking, icing, and intermittent elevation of the leg.
If there is no displacement of your fracture at two weeks, you can begin working on knee flexion with the brace still on. You should be able to achieve 90 degrees of knee flexion by four weeks. You can start partial weight bearing once X-Ray shows good healing.
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