J Korean Fract Soc.  2010 Jul;23(3):317-320. 10.12671/jkfs.2010.23.3.317.

Operative Treatment of Bilateral Tibial Tuberosity Fractures in Adolescent: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea. dr73@dreamwiz.com

Abstract

Bilateral avulsion fractures of the tibial tubercles are extremely rare. There is no case report about this in Korean literature. We present simultaneous bilateral tibial tuberosity fractures in 14-year-old adolescent male fell on the ground during running. These fractures were managed by open reduction and screw fixation. We gained complete union and removed metal after 6 months. Functional results were excellent 6 month after surgical treatment.

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Tibial tuberosity fractures; Bilateral; Adolescent
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