Fractures of the knee can be produced by low-energy mechanisms in older patients or high-energy mechanisms in cases such as traffic accidents or contact sports.

The focus of treatment depends on the patient’s characteristics and the type of fracture. When a surgical treatment is performed, it is very often associated with arthroscopy in order to manage the reduction of the fracture more accurately and be able to repair other structures like the menisci, ligaments, cartilage as well as remove the loose bodies and hematoma produced by the fracture, as the case may be.



There are rescue techniques, such as tibial plateau transplants (with or without the meniscus), which can be used in cases where the joint progressively deteriorates due to the degree of joint comminution and the severity of the fracture.