Tibial tuberosity fracture in an elderly gentleman : an unusual injury pattern
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Avulsion fracture of the tibial tuberosity is an infrequent injury in adolescents and an extremely rare occurrence in adults. We describe the case of an 86-year-old gentleman presenting after a fall, sustaining injury to the left knee. Radiographs of the left knee showed avulsion fracture of the tibial tuberosity. The purpose of this study was to present a rare case of tibial tuberosity avulsion fracture in an adult, the treatment performed, and the challenges faced. The case is discussed with the review of the literature.
Brown , E , Sohail , M T , West , J D , Davies , B , Mamarelis , G & Sohail , M Z 2020 , ' Tibial tuberosity fracture in an elderly gentleman : an unusual injury pattern ' , Case Reports in Orthopedics , vol. 2020 , 8650927 . https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/8650927
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