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Table 1 Demographic data of 20 consecutive patients treated by balloon osteoplasty for depressed tibial plateau fractures

From: Incidence and pattern of technical complications in balloon-guided osteoplasty for depressed tibial plateau fractures: a pilot study in 20 consecutive patients

Patient # Age Fx classification (Schatzker) Gender Intraoperative complication Type of fixation Time to surgery (days)
1 53 II F None Buttress plate 22
2 54 III M None Buttress plate 7
3 31 IV F Calcium phosphate extrusion into knee joint Buttress plate 8
4 50 III M None Buttress plate 9
5 29 II F None Buttress plate 5
6 23 III F Calcium phosphate penetration into soft tissues Perc lag screws 4
7 28 II F Balloon burst Perc lag screws 7
8 44 II F Balloon burst Perc lag screws 2
9 27 II M Displacement of posterior wall fragment Buttress plate 18
10 62 II M Balloon burst Buttress plate 5
11 62 III M None Perc lag screws 3
12 56 III M None Perc lag screws 3
13 38 III M Balloon protrusion into knee joint; failed Fx elevation Buttress plate 16
14 39 III M Balloon burst; failed Fx elevation Perc lag screws 9
15 51 III F None Perc lag screws 8
16 79 III M Balloon burst Perc lag screws 4
17 23 III F Balloon burst; failed Fx elevation Perc lag screws 8
18 56 III M Failed Fx elevation Perc lag screws 25
19 32 II M Balloon burst Perc lag screws 3
20 20 II F Balloon burst Perc lag screws 12
  1. (Fx, fracture; Perc, percutaneous).