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Tibial eminentia avulsion fracture in children – a systematic review of the current literature

Veronica Leeberg1, Jesper Lekdorf2, Christian Wong3 & Stig Sonne-Holm3 From: 1) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Slagelse Hospital, 2) Eid Legesenter, Norway, 3) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hvidovre Hospital
INTRODUCTION Tibial eminentia avulsion fracture is the paediatric equivalent to a midsubstance anterior cruciate ligament injury. It is most common between the ages of 8 and 19 years of age. The incidence is three per 100,000 per year. We explored the clinical evaluation and classification of the fracture, indications for and methods of surgery and the possible sequelae. METHODS We performed a systematic search in the PubMed database and retrieved 127 articles. A total of 16 articles met the defined inclusion criteria and were reviewed. Only studies on adolescents were included. RESULTS...
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