Tibial tubercle fractures in adolescents: A review of the literature

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

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Abstract

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
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 12 2015

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Intra-Articular Fractures
Tibial Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Tibial tubercle fractures in adolescents : A review of the literature. / Sabeh, Karim; Wodicka, Ross; Lekic, Nikola; Pretell, Juan Abelardo Augusto.

In: Current Orthopaedic Practice, Vol. 26, No. 5, 12.09.2015, p. 475-480.

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Sabeh, Karim ; Wodicka, Ross ; Lekic, Nikola ; Pretell, Juan Abelardo Augusto. / Tibial tubercle fractures in adolescents : A review of the literature. In: Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2015 ; Vol. 26, No. 5. pp. 475-480.
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