Physeal-sparing tibial eminence fracture fixation with a headless compression screw

Thomas C. Durbin, Darren L. Johnson

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Abstract

Displaced tibial intercondylar eminence fractures frequently require operative fixation. Surgical techniques for fixation include the use of headed screws or sutures. However, these fractures commonly occur in skeletally immature patients, and current techniques violate the proximal tibial physis to maintain reduction and can result in growth disturbances. The authors present a physeal-sparing method for fixation of noncomminuted displaced tibial eminence fractures using a headless compression screw. They describe 2 skeletally immature adolescents in whom their technique provided maintenance of reduction until union and full return to activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-608
Number of pages5
JournalOrthopedics
Volume35
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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