MARCEL MIHAI BERCEANU VADUVA, HORATIU PETRESCU, RAMI MUSALLAM, ABDOUL FATTAH BOUSTANI, MILAN VELIMIROVICI, DANA EMILIA VELIMIROVICI, MARIA RADA, MATILDA RADULESCU, DELIA MIRA BERCEANU VADUVA ASPECT REGARDING PLASTIC DEFORMATIONS IN TIBIAL PLATEAU FRACTURES Our purpose was to study tibial plateau fractures considering the rise of their incidence, their potential immediate seriousness or late complications and their complexity. We realized a clinical-statistical study concerning the incidence of tibial plateau fractures taking in account critaeria like age, sex, mechanism of injury, fracture type and correlations between these. The study involves 126 patients, 98 (77.77%) being treated surgically and 28 (22.22%) conservatory between 2008–2016 in the I-st Clinic of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Timisoara. Approximately 2/3 of cases are of Schatzker type I, II and III. Type VI Schatzker occured in 5.78% of all, the mechanism of injury being split almost equal between road accidents and falls from height. Road accidents prevale as a causing circumstance of tibial plateau fractures. 2/3 of the tibial plateau fractures associate with other significant regional lesions. Bone lesions are not rarely underestimated by plain radiographs. Therefore evacuation of haemarthrosis (showing lipohaemarthrosis) and high performance imaging (CT, MRI) are often needed. In comparison to other fracture sites, imperfect reduction of tibial plateau fractures results more frequently in long term sequellae. Being frequently complex, comminuted fractures with associated regional lesions tibial plateau fractures raise the complexity of the medical act from establishing a complete diagnosis to the final therapeutic measures. For a correct and complete preoperatory diagnosis frequently high performance imaging is needed. Tibial plateau fractures significantly affect patients, the healthcare and social-economic system, the healing and rehabilitation.