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Fracture of the tibial spine in adults and children
We reviewed 19 adults and 12 children who had been treated for avulsion fractures of the tibial spine.
Adult injuries have not previously been reported at length; most were caused by road-traffic accidents, and
68% were associated with other injuries, of which 58% were around the knee.
The higher incidence of associated injuries in adults as compared with children, indicates that the injury
is the result of greater energy and perhaps a different mechanism. The worse outcome in some adults was due
to other associated infra-articular fractures and tears of the medial collateral ligament. Arthroscopy is useful
in both diagnosis and treatment. Early accurate diagnosis and the correct treatment produce a good outcome.
FRACTURE OF THE TIBIAL SPINE IN
ADULTS AND CHILDREN
A REVIEW OF 31 CASES
NAMITA S. KENDALL, STEPHEN Y. C. HSU, KAI-MING CHAN THE JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY VOL. 74-B, No. 6, page 848 NOVEMBER 1992
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Kendal et al
Institution: JBJS B
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