Outcomes after arthroscopic fixation of tibial eminence fractures with bioabsorbable nails in skeletally immature patients.

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Abstract

  • The aim of this paper is to report the outcomes and any complications with arthroscopic bioabsorbable nail fixation of tibial eminence fractures in skeletally immature patients. We retrospectively reviewed all surgically treated tibial eminence fractures treated by a single surgeon and seven patients were identified with a minimum 2-year follow-up. Mean deficits of flexion and extension were minimal. Satisfactory Tegner levels, Lysholm knee scores, and International Knee Documentation Committee subjective scores were reported. Arthroscopic fixation of tibial eminence fractures with bioabsorbable nails yields satisfactory outcomes for this uncommon injury and obviates the need for future hardware removal.
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  • Absorbable Implants, Adolescent, Arthroscopy, Bone Nails, Child, Female, Fracture Fixation, Internal, Humans, Knee Injuries, Male, Range of Motion, Articular, Retrospective Studies, Tibia, Tibial Fractures
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  • 23298494
  • Author List

  • Momaya AM; Read C; Steirer M; Estes R
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  • 8
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  • 12
  • Volume

  • 27
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  • 1