|Patient: 30 year old male|
|History: 30 year old male: gets on top of his roof on New Years Eve to get a better view of the fireworks. He fell off.|
|Findings: Comminuted fracture of the tibial plateau. Lateral view demonstrates lipohemarthrosis.|
|Diagnosis: Comminuted tibial plateau fracture.|
|Discussion: Lipohemarthrosis is a fluid-fluid level caused by less-dense fat layering above more-dense blood products. Post-traumatic lipohemarthrosis is caused by bleeding from laceration of synovial vessels or leakage from marrow cavity. Lipohemarthrosis always signifies intra-articular fracture. This is the only way marrow fat can enter joint.|
|References: StatDX, https://my.statdx.com/STATdxMain.jsp#3, Hemarthrosis and Lipohemarthrosis. Accessed 07 January 2010. Author: James F. Griffith. Last updated 21 October 2007.|
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