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Tibial Plateau Fracture and Compartment Syndrome
Tibial Plateau Fracture and Compartment Syndrome

This stock medical exhibit shows a tibial plateau fracture and compartment syndrome. The first illustration shows an anterior view of the right leg and bones within, indicating an an area of enlargement and plane of cross-section for subsequent illustrations. The second illustration is an enlargement of the first and depicts an anterior view of the knee bones, It shows a stellate fracture of the tibial plateau with compression and a detached lateral meniscus. The third illustration is a cross-section through the calf showing normal muscle compartments. The fourth illustration is a cross-section through the calf showing compartment syndrome: swelling of the muscles causes compression of nerves and blood vessels.

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Last Updated: Mar 5th, 2020

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