Tibial tubercle fractures in adolescents: A review of the literature

Karim Sabeh, Ross Wodicka, Nikola Lekic, Juan Abelardo Augusto Pretell

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Treatment of tibial tubercle fractures in adolescents produce good clinical and radiographic results, regardless of the type of fracture. There is a tendency of fractures with intraarticular involvement or a posterior metaphyseal component to have high complication rates and associated injuries, which may warrant advanced imaging or arthroscopic evaluation. Complications appear to be more common than expected but without a significant effect on final outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-480
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Orthopaedic Practice
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 12 2015


  • compartment syndrome
  • painful hardware
  • recurvatum
  • tibial tubercle fractures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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