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Tibial tuberosity fracture in an elderly gentleman: an unusual injury pattern

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Emma Brown, Mohammad Taaha Sohail, Jonathan David West, Benjamin Davies, Georgios Mamarelis, Mohammad Zain Sohail

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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.


Original languageEnglish
Article number8650927
Number of pages5
JournalCase Reports in Orthopedics
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2020

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