PCL tibial avulsion with an associated medial meniscal tear in a child: a case report on diagnosis and management.
AffiliationDepartment of Orthopaedics, Waterford Regional Hospital, Ardkeen, County, Waterford, Ireland.
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CitationJ Pediatr Orthop B. 2011 Mar 30.
JournalJournal of pediatric orthopaedics. Part B
AbstractPosterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries from tibial avulsions are rare in the paediatric setting. One would need a high index of suspicion as clinical examination may be difficult, especially in the early period. Magnetic resonance imaging is an excellent diagnostic modality for this condition and other associated injuries within the knee. We report a rare case in which the patient had a PCL avulsion off the tibial insertion site with an associated posterior horn medial meniscal tear off the posterior capsule. He was treated through open reduction and internal fixation of the avulsed fragment with suture repair of the meniscal tear. We emphasize the importance of diagnosing and managing associated intra-articular injuries when dealing with the rare condition of PCL tibial avulsion in the paediatric setting.
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