Tibial Tubercle Avulsion Fracture in a Case of Pre-existing Osgood-schlatter Disease
Takatomo Mine1, *, Takuho Matusita1, Michio Shinohara1, Ryutaro Kuriyama1, Yasunari Tominaga1, Koichiro Ihara1, Takanori Yonehara1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2023
E-location ID: e187432502306160
Publisher ID: e187432502306160
Article History:Received Date: 11/01/2023
Revision Received Date: 19/05/2023
Acceptance Date: 31/05/2023
Electronic publication date: 07/08/2023
Collection year: 2023
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Osgood-Schlatter's disease (OSD) is a well-known condition; however, a tibial tubercle avulsion fracture following an OSD is rare. We reported a case of tibial tubercle avulsion fracture with pre-existing OSD in a 12-year-old boy.
A 12-year-old boy had right knee pain and could not walk after kicking a ball with his right leg during a soccer game. He had been diagnosed with OSD at another hospital 2 months previously. He was then diagnosed with a right tibial tubercle avulsion fracture. The fragment was thin, and the patient was treated with internal fixation using cannulated cancellous screws. The patient demonstrated near-normal knee function and was allowed to return to sporting activities 6 months postoperatively.
In this case, the tibial tubercle avulsion fracture might have been associated with OSD. Care should be taken while treating OCD to prevent tibial tubercle avulsion fractures.