An arthroscopic technique for the reduction and fixation of tibial-eminence fractures

Jung Y. Mah, Norman Y. Otsuka, Jean McLean

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Abstract

A technique of arthroscopic reduction and fixation of type III tibial-eminence fractures is described. After reduction of the fracture, polyglactin (Vicryl) suture was passed into the knee with the use of the arthroscope to fix the fracture. Early mobilization of the patients was begun after 2 weeks. Two patients (aged 10 and 13 years old), with 2 years follow-up after treatment of their fracture with this technique, had full range of motion of the knee with no sign of instability. Arthroscopic reduction and fixation of type III tibial-eminence fractures is a technique that can reduce hospital stay, rehabilitation, and the morbidity associated with the use of an arthrotomy for treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996

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Keywords

  • Absorbable suture
  • Arthroscopy
  • Reduction and fixation of bone
  • Tibial-eminence fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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