Article: PDF OnlyLong-Term Follow-Up of Anterior Tibial Eminence FracturesWillis, R. B. M.D., F.R.C.S.(C); Blokker, C. M.D., F.R.C.S.(C); Stoll, T. M. M.D.*; Paterson, D. C. M.D., F.R.C.S., F.R.A.C.S.*; Galpin, R. D. M.D., F.R.C.S.(C)Author Information Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada; and *Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Adelaide Children's Hospital, North Adelaide, South Australia Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: May 1993 - Volume 13 - Issue 3 - p 361-364 Buy Abstract Summary Most children who have sustained a tibial eminence fracture have objective evidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) laxity at long-term follow-up, but few have subjective complaints. Clinical signs of anterior instability were noted in 64% of patients (32 of 50) examined at an average follow-up of 4 years. Objective evidence of laxity determined with a KT-1000 arthrometer was noted in 74% of patients (37 of 50). Five patients (10%) complained of pain, but no patient complained of instability at follow-up. Assessment of long-term stability showed that the method of management (open vs. closed methods) had no bearing on eventual outcome. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.