High Variability in Type and Indications for Bone Void Filler in Tibial Plateau Fracture Repair


Tibial plateau fractures are a common injury treated by orthopaedic trauma surgeons. Depression of the articular surface of the tibial plateau is often an associated injury pa!ern. The methods used to address depressed tibial plateau fractures can vary, as it has yet to be determined if the type of bone void filler utilized affects the long-term functional outcomes of patients with tibial plateau fractures. A 28-question survey was created to be!er elucidate the current practices used by orthopaedic surgeons and the factors influencing the selection of bone void fillers for treatment of these injuries. The survey was distributed online to Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) members. There were 106 orthopaedic surgeons that completed the survey with a wide range of responses. The survey determined the current practice of orthopaedic surgeons varies widely when selecting bone void fillers in the treatment of depressed tibial plateau fractures. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 32(3):156–159, 2023)

Key words: bone void fillers, bone substitutes, tibial plateau fractures

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Michael F. Githens, MD; Cesar Cardenas, BS; and Reza Firoozabadi, MD