Fracture of the proximal tibia with immediate weightbearing after a Fulkerson osteotomy.

@article{Stetson1997FractureOT,
  title={Fracture of the proximal tibia with immediate weightbearing after a Fulkerson osteotomy.},
  author={William B. Stetson and M. J. Friedman and John Pryor Fulkerson and Mao-Hua Cheng and Doris Buuck},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={
          570-4
        }
}
The records of 234 people who had anteromedialization of the tibial tubercle with oblique osteotomy between 1983 and 1994 at two separate institutions were reviewed retrospectively. Six patients (2.6%) had fractures of the proximal tibia postoperatively, within 13 weeks of the Fulkerson osteotomy. All fractures occurred after a change in the postoperative physical therapy regimen from partial weightbearing to immediate full weightbearing. All fractures healed with acceptable alignment of less… CONTINUE READING
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