Simultaneous Bilateral Flexion-Type Salter-Harris II Fractures of the Proximal Tibia: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
V. Potenza*, R Caterini, P Maglione, S Bisicchia, P Farsetti
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
First Page: 315
Last Page: 318
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-5-315
Article History:Received Date: 12/5/2011
Revision Received Date: 27/6/2011
Acceptance Date: 29/6/2011
Electronic publication date: 10/8/2011
Collection year: 2011
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A rare case is reported of bilateral physeal lesions of the proximal tibia classified as Salter-Harris type II, which occurred simultaneously after a “flexion type” injury in a 14-year-old boy. Treatment was conservative on the nondisplaced side and surgical, by closed reduction and internal fixation, on the displaced side. There was no previous diagnosis of Osgood-Schlatter disease. After reviewing all the cases described previously, which occurred either consecutively or simultaneously, we conclude that less resistance of the growth plate, typical of late adolescence, likely represents the cause of this type of lesion.