Tibial tubercle avulsions.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Avulsion of the tibial tubercle is not common. Sixteen cases are recorded, with a mean age of 15 years 2 months. All subjects were boys, 15 cases were left-sided, and three individuals had other associated knee injuries. All were treated operatively. Immobilization time averaged 4.9 weeks, with a mean follow-up of 15 months. Fourteen subjects regained full motion and activity. Three complications were noted, none of which was associated with this injury. This injury occurs in a vulnerable period when the physis is undergoing physiologic changes that weaken its ability to resist tensile loading.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bolesta, MJ; Fitch, RD

Published Date

  • March 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 186 - 192

PubMed ID

  • 3958174

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0271-6798

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01241398-198603000-00013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States