J Korean Fract Soc.  2009 Jul;22(3):189-192. 10.12671/jkfs.2009.22.3.189.

Bilateral PCL Avulsion Fracture from Tibial Attatchment Site in a 16-years-old Male : A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. heegon@chol.com

Abstract

Posterior cruciate ligament avulsion fracture is occurred by high energy trauma, usually in motor vehicle accident or sports injury. Bilateral posterior cruciate ligament avulsion fracture is not yet reported in Korea. Authors report a case of bilateral posterior cruciate ligament avulsion fracture in 16-years-old man treated with anatomical reduction and internal fixation with a review of literature.

Keyword

Posterior cruciate ligament; Avulsion fracture; Bilateral

MeSH Terms

Athletic Injuries
Humans
Korea
Ligaments
Male
Motor Vehicles
Posterior Cruciate Ligament

Figure

  • Fig. 1 16-year-old male. Both knee AP (A) and lateral (B, C) radiograph of the both knee joint show a displaced bony avulsion fracture of the posterior cruciate ligament of the tibia, left patella inferior pole and left fibular head fracture.

  • Fig. 2 Initial radiograph of right leg AP (A) and lateral (B) shows right tibia shaft fracture.

  • Fig. 3 T2 weighted sagital MRI image of both (A, B) knee show bilateral avulsion fracture of posterior cruciate ligament.

  • Fig. 4 Postoperative 17 months radiograph of both knee AP (A) and lateral (B, C) shows complete bony union of posterior cruciate ligament avulsion fracture.


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