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Outcomes after arthroscopic fixation of tibial eminence fractures with bioabsorbable nails in skeletally immature patients

Momaya, Amit, M.a; Read, Connorb; Steirer, Meganc; Estes, Reedd

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: January 2018 - Volume 27 - Issue 1 - p 8–12
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000459

The aim of this paper is to report the outcomes and any complications with arthroscopic bioabsorbable nail fixation of tibial eminence fractures in skeletally immature patients. We retrospectively reviewed all surgically treated tibial eminence fractures treated by a single surgeon and seven patients were identified with a minimum 2-year follow-up. Mean deficits of flexion and extension were minimal. Satisfactory Tegner levels, Lysholm knee scores, and International Knee Documentation Committee subjective scores were reported. Arthroscopic fixation of tibial eminence fractures with bioabsorbable nails yields satisfactory outcomes for this uncommon injury and obviates the need for future hardware removal.

aSteadman Hawkins Clinic, Greenville, South Carolina

bUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham

cChildren’s of Alabama – Sports Medicine

dOrthopedic Surgery Division, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Correspondence to Amit M. Momaya, MD, Steadman Hawkins Clinic, 200 Patewood Dr, Suite C-100, Greenville, SC 29615, USA Tel: +1 205 930 8494; fax: +1 205 975 6109; e-mail:

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