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Avulsion fracture of the tibial tubercle associated with patellar ligament avulsion treated by staples

Essoh J B Sie, Aka D Kacou, Bada L Sery, Y Lambin
African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS 2011, 8 (1): 105-8
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We present a case of combined avulsion fracture of the tibial tubercle (AFTT) and avulsion of the patellar ligament in a 15-year-old boy. This injury was treated by open reduction and fixation of both lesions using staples with satisfactory results. This constellation of injury is rare but a high index of suspicion is needed when faced with a displaced AFTT. Open reduction and internal fixation should be the treatment of choice.

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