Fracture of the upper end of the tibia, lateral condyle, is caused by a direct or indirect force, such as a fall, motor vehicle accident, or a sports-related injury.
The diagnosis is made based on a physical examination and imaging tests, such as X-rays or CT scans.
The differential diagnosis includes other fractures in the area, such as a fracture of the medial condyle, or a fracture of the patella.
Treatment usually involves immobilization of the affected limb and/or surgery to repair the fracture.
With proper treatment and rehabilitation, most patients can expect a full recovery. However, in some cases, the injury may cause permanent damage to the joint, leading to long-term pain or disability.