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Knee. 2006 Oct;13(5):404-7. Epub 2006 May 30.

Simultaneous bilateral avulsion fractures of the tibial tuberosity in adolescence: A case report and review of over 50 years of literature.

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedics, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZG, Scotland, UK. steven_w_h@hotmail.com

Abstract

Simultaneous bilateral avulsion fractures of the tibial tuberosity is a rare injury. Since it was first described in 1955, there have been eight similar cases. We have reviewed each of these reports and describe an additional case of a 13-year-old boy, who sustained simultaneous bilateral avulsion fractures of the tibial tuberosity from jumping while playing soccer. Like the previous reports, our patient had a satisfactory result from open reduction and internal fixation of both fractures. Despite being bilateral, these injuries have a low complication rate and good outcome comparable with that of unilateral avulsion fractures of the tibial tuberosity.

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