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Tibial Tubercle Fracture After Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Autograft

Matthew J Brown, Leslie J Bisson, Mark J Anders
American Journal of Orthopedics 2016, 45 (7): E469-E471
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Fractures occurring with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction are rare and those that do occur take place on the patellar side of a bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) autograft. Here we discuss a far more infrequent occurrence, fracture of the tibial tubercle aspect of the BPTB autograft. This fracture type occurs even more infrequently than tibial plateau fractures after ACL reconstruction based on the published literature. In this article we discuss the third published episode of a tibial tubercle fracture after BPTB allograft. We also discuss the fracture types seen with this method of ACL reconstruction and provide insights into prevention of this occurrence.

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