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The aim of this study was to quantify the incidence of and identify independent risk factors for decreased range of motion (ROM) of the knee joint after surgery for closed tibial plateau fractures in adults.

This retrospective study was performed at the trauma centre. A total of 220 tibial plateau fracture patients were enrolled.

--57 patients developed decreased ROM of the knee joint at the 1-year follow-up in this study.

--The overall incidence was 25.9%. The independent predictors of decreased ROM after surgery, as identified in the multivariate analysis, were orthopedic polytrauma, fracture type (Schatzker V-VI), and an open reduction and internal fixation approach.

Patients with orthopaedic polytrauma, more complex fractures, and those treated with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery were more likely to have decreased knee joint ROM one year following surgery, according to the study.