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Current Issue - November 2023, Volume 17, Issue No. 3

Official Journal of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

Bilateral Tibial Tuberosity Periosteal Sleeve Fracture in an Adolescent: A Case Report


Tibial tuberosity avulsion fracture is a rare injury, and bilateral occurrence is more uncommon. Periosteal sleeve fracture is a unique fracture pattern which was first described in the lower pole of patella in children. We are reporting a rare case of bilateral tibial tuberosity sleeve fracture in a teenage boy which occurred while sprinting. The patient underwent open reduction, pull through suture fixation of the bilateral tibial tuberosity and screw fixation of left tibial tuberosity. Post-operative rehabilitation included gradual increment of range of motion with hinged brace and quadriceps muscle strengthening. Close follow-up was done to monitor the progression of his recovery. At six months follow-up, the patient recovered well. Both knees had full range of motion with an intact extensor mechanism.

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