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Avulsion fracture of the tibial tubercle associated with patellar ligament avulsion treated by staples

Author(s): Sié Essoh | Kacou Aka | Sery Bada | Lambin Y

Journal: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery
ISSN 0189-6725

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 105;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Avulsion fracture | patellar ligament | tibial tubercle

We present a case of combined avulsion fracture of the tibial tubercle (AFTT) and avulsion of the patellar ligament in a 15-year-old boy. This injury was treated by open reduction and fixation of both lesions using staples with satisfactory results. This constellation of injury is rare but a high index of suspicion is needed when faced with a displaced AFTT. Open reduction and internal fixation should be the treatment of choice.
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