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i have a 2 cm fracture of my knee. where the knee meets the tibia. the fracture is on the tibial plateau. recovery time typically how long? is casting typical? been on bed rest with a knee immobilizer. when will i be able to not prop my leg up for circula

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Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
It depends: Many tibial plateau fractures can be treated non operatively. Casting is not typical but often times a brace is used. Surgery is often needed for depressed and displaced tibial plateau fractures. Usually both a CT scan and x-rays are both needed to fully evaluate the fracture pattern.

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