Arthroscopic Technique for Reduction and Fixation of Adolescent Tibial Eminence Fracture using a Cannulated Screw

  • Mamdouh E. Masri International Medical Center
  • Taha A. Samman Taha A. Samman King Fahd General Hospital
  • Ali G. Chaudhary King Abdulaziz University
  • Jung Y. Mah McMaster University
  • Rick A. Ogilvie McMaster University
Keywords: Arthroscopy; Reduction and fixation; Cannulated screw; Tibial-eminence fracture.

Abstract

This study describes an arthroscopic technique for reduction and fixation of tibial eminence fracture using cannulated screw in six patients aged 12-18 years, with a follow-up after 6-48 months. We used subjective, clinical and radiological outcome measures during the follow-up. On last follow-up, all patients demonstrated full range of motion in the affected knee comparable with the contralateral knee. Our conclusion is that arthroscopic reduction and fixation of adolescent tibial eminence fracture is an acceptable, and safe method of fixation with larger fragments with no concern to growth in this age group of patients.  

Author Biographies

Mamdouh E. Masri, International Medical Center
Department of Orthopedic Surgery  
Taha A. Samman Taha A. Samman, King Fahd General Hospital
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Ali G. Chaudhary, King Abdulaziz University
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Jung Y. Mah, McMaster University
Department of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Rick A. Ogilvie, McMaster University
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Published
2014-10-01
How to Cite
Masri, M. E., Taha A. Samman, T. A. S., Chaudhary, A. G., Mah, J. Y., & Ogilvie, R. A. (2014). Arthroscopic Technique for Reduction and Fixation of Adolescent Tibial Eminence Fracture using a Cannulated Screw. Journal of King Abdulaziz University - Medical Sciences, 21(4), 17-23. https://doi.org/10.4197/Med.21-4.3
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Articles