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Avulsion fracture of the posterior cruciate ligament at the tibial insertion in a child: a case report

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Abstract

The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) avulsion fracture from its tibial insertion is a very rare condition in children. An isolated avulsion fracture of PCL in a child and its repair by open reduction and internal fixation with a screw is reported.

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Ugutmen, E., Sener, N., Eren, A. et al. Avulsion fracture of the posterior cruciate ligament at the tibial insertion in a child: a case report. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 14, 340–342 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-005-0706-x

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Keywords

  • Children
  • Knee surgery
  • Posterior cruciate ligament
  • Fracture
  • Repair