Tibial tubercle fractures: complications, classification, and the need for intra-articular assessment.

@article{Pandya2012TibialTF,
  title={Tibial tubercle fractures: complications, classification, and the need for intra-articular assessment.},
  author={Nirav K. Pandya and Eric W. Edmonds and Joanna Helena Roocroft and Scott J. Mubarak},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={2012},
  volume={32 8},
  pages={
          749-59
        }
}
BACKGROUND Adolescent tibial tubercle fractures are uncommon, complex, high-energy injuries. The use of lateral radiographs in isolation to diagnose and treat these injuries is the standard of practice. However, with a single 2-dimensional (2D) view, there may be a risk that the degree of injury can be underestimated. This study was performed to report on the outcomes of tibial tubercle fractures operatively treated, determine the utility of a single lateral x-ray to accurately document injury… CONTINUE READING
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