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Table 1 Fractures' characteristics, complications and results of our study group.

From: High energy tibial plateau fractures treated with hybrid external fixation

No of
pts
Schatzker
type
Open/
closed
Results Complications
1 V closed excellent None
2 V closed excellent None
3 V closed good pin track infection-per os antibiotics
4 V closed excellent None
5 V closed excellent None
6 V open: G-I excellent None
7 V closed excellent None
8 V closed good None
9 V closed excellent deep venous thrombosis
10 V closed excellent None
11 V closed good None
12 V closed excellent None
13 V closed excellent None
14 V closed excellent None
15 V closed excellent None
16 V closed excellent None
17 VI closed good None
18 VI closed excellent pin track infection- per os antibiotics
19 VI open:G-III fair local skin necrosis
20 VI closed excellent None
21 VI open: G-II good pin track infection- per os antibiotics
22 VI closed good None
23 VI closed good None
24 VI open:G-II fair malunion, 10° valgus
25 VI closed excellent None
26 VI open:G-III fair traumatic peroneal nerve palsy
27 VI closed good None
28 VI closed fair malunion, 5° procurvatum
29 VI closed excellent None
30 VI closed excellent None
31 VI open: G-III poor deep infection- septic pseudarthrosis
32 VI closed good None
33 VI closed good None