Skip Navigation LinksHome > March/April 1986 - Volume 6 - Issue 2 > Tibial Tubercle Avulsions.
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics:
Original Article: PDF Only

Tibial Tubercle Avulsions.

Bolesta, Michael J. M.D.; Fitch, Robert D. M.D.

Collapse Box


Summary: 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 aver-aged 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.

(C) Lippincott-Raven Publishers.

‚ÄčThe Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)
is a group of healthcare professionals, primarily pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, dedicated to advancing musculoskeletal care of children and adolescents. JPO is our official member journal. 
Like us on facebook and become a member today!


Article Tools


Article Level Metrics

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.