The tibial plateau is the flattened upper surface of the tibial bone (shinbone), where it makes contact with the rounded ends (condyles) of the femur (thighbone).

tibial plateau

X-ray showing the upper end (plateau) of the tibia with its central tibial spines (where the anterior cruciate ligament attaches). It articulates with the femur above, but there is also a joint with the fibula at the outer side.


The bones of the knee

Brief introduction to the bony anatomy of the knee, with clear illustrations.

Tibial Plateau Fracture

Tibial plateau fractures are important because they affect the joint line, and need to be recognised early and treated expertly.