High-energy tibial plateau fractures are complex lesions that may be associated with extensive soft tissue damages and severe complications, such as compartment syndrome and neurological injuries. This case report interests a professional motocross freestyler with complex tibial plateau fracture associated with compartment syndrome and partial common peroneal nerve impairment which complicated with a dehiscence of the surgical wound and infection after plate and screws fixation. One year later, despite the complexity of the fracture, the gravity of the soft tissue lesions and subsequent complications, the patient healed. This satisfactory result depended on the correct management in terms of type of treatment and timing.(www.actabiomedica.it).
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