Delayed surgical treatment for tibial avulsion fracture of the posterior cruciate ligament in children

Ki Mo Jang, Soon Hyuck Lee

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    Abstract

    Avulsion fractures of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) at the tibial insertion site are extremely rare in children. Because the avulsed osteochondral fragments can be poorly seen on plain radiographs, correct diagnosis is often delayed. Delayed diagnosis of PCL avulsion fracture can lead to difficulties in treatment due to secondary changes in the osteochondral fragment and ligament substance. Three cases of tibial avulsion fractures of the PCL in children surgically treated in a single medical centre are reported in the present study. Level of evidence V.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)754-759
    Number of pages6
    JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
    Volume24
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 1

    Keywords

    • Avulsion fracture
    • Delayed surgical treatment
    • Paediatric
    • Posterior cruciate ligament

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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