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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-34

Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging findings of an occult tibial plateau fracture


1 Department of Radiology, Obafemi Awolowo University; Department of Radiology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
3 Department of Radiology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

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Adeniyi Sunday Aderibigbe
Department of Radiology, Obafemi Awolowo University/Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, P.M.B. 13, Ile-Ife
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/jrmt.jrmt_2_22

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We describe a case of posttraumatic lateral tibial plateau fracture that was not demonstrated by conventional radiography. Knee joint ultrasound showed mild lateral meniscal protrusion suggestive of an intra-articular injury, which was confirmed at magnetic resonance imaging to represent an occult lateral tibial plateau fracture. A high index of suspicion for occult fractures should be maintained in posttraumatic patients with ultrasound findings of meniscal protrusion, in spite of apparently normal X-ray findings.


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