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Intercondylar Eminence Fracture Wheeless

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Description: - one of most common knee injuries in children;
- most common in children between ages of 8-14 yrs;
- usually result from avulsions of anterior intercondylar eminence from pull of ACL;
- fragment of tibial spine may be non displaced, or displaced;
- even w/ complete frx, partial ACL injury may occur w/ this injury;
- frx of posterior intercondylar eminence are rare and usually occur in skeletally mature patients.
- disruption of PCL can also be found in this injury

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Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
Last Modified: Sun Jul 04 2010