Acute simultaneous bilateral avulsion fractures of the tibial tubercles in a 15-year-old male hurler: case report and literature review.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207972
Title:
Acute simultaneous bilateral avulsion fractures of the tibial tubercles in a 15-year-old male hurler: case report and literature review.
Authors:
Hanley, C; Roche, S J; Chhabra, J
Affiliation:
Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Waterford Regional Hospital, Waterford,, Ireland.
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2011 Jun;180(2):589-92. Epub 2008 Dec 4.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207972
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-008-0263-7
PubMed ID:
19052838
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Avulsion fractures of the tibial tubercle are an unusual injury pattern generally occurring in the adolescent male during sporting activities. Bilateral simultaneous fractures are extremely rare. They are often associated with other underlying orthopaedic pathology. AIMS: We present a case of bilateral tibial tubercle avulsions occurring in a 15 year-old male hurler. We describe the management and necessary investigations required for this type of trauma and present a literature review on this rarely encountered injury. CONCLUSION: Although this type of atypical fracture pattern is associated with high energy trauma and other underlying pathology, we have shown that once treated, the patient can expect to make a prompt return to sporting activities with no significant long-term functional deficit.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adolescent; Athletic Injuries/*radiography/surgery; Humans; Knee Injuries/*radiography/surgery; Male; Tibial Fractures/etiology/*radiography/surgery
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

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dc.contributor.authorHanley, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoche, S Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChhabra, Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:52:57Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:52:57Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:52:57Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2011 Jun;180(2):589-92. Epub 2008 Dec 4.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19052838en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-008-0263-7en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207972-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Avulsion fractures of the tibial tubercle are an unusual injury pattern generally occurring in the adolescent male during sporting activities. Bilateral simultaneous fractures are extremely rare. They are often associated with other underlying orthopaedic pathology. AIMS: We present a case of bilateral tibial tubercle avulsions occurring in a 15 year-old male hurler. We describe the management and necessary investigations required for this type of trauma and present a literature review on this rarely encountered injury. CONCLUSION: Although this type of atypical fracture pattern is associated with high energy trauma and other underlying pathology, we have shown that once treated, the patient can expect to make a prompt return to sporting activities with no significant long-term functional deficit.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshAthletic Injuries/*radiography/surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshKnee Injuries/*radiography/surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshTibial Fractures/etiology/*radiography/surgeryen_GB
dc.titleAcute simultaneous bilateral avulsion fractures of the tibial tubercles in a 15-year-old male hurler: case report and literature review.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Waterford Regional Hospital, Waterford,, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-
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