Tibial tuberosity fracture in adult as an unusual pattern of injury

Authors

  • Mohit H. Jain Department of Orthopaedics, LTMMC & GH, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Kartik P. N. Department of Orthopaedics, LTMMC & GH, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Nandhini Iyer Department of Orthopaedics, LTMMC & GH, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20241124

Keywords:

Tibial tuberosity, Patellar tendon, Modified Lyshlom’s scoring system, Knee range of motion

Abstract

Tibial tuberosity avulsion is an uncommon fracture in adults, such lesions typically seen in adolescent male with well-developed quadriceps, ligaments when they are stronger than growth plate. We described a case of 51-year-old gentlemen had direct trauma to left knee, no risk factors were identified, not able to walk, difficulty in straight leg raise test, radiograph of left knee showed tibial tuberosity avulsion fracture. The fracture was treated with open reduction and internal fixation, f/u with successful rehabilitation which results in good range of motion and excellent function at knee joint. The aim of study is present unusual and rare case of tibial tuberosity Avulsion fracture in adult, early diagnosis, surgical mode of treatment, post-surgery rehabilitation and possible complications.

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2024-04-29

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