Executive Editor: Ernst Raaymakers, Joseph Schatzker, Rick Buckley

Authors: Matthias Hansen, Rodrigo Pesantez

Proximal tibia Extraarticular fracture, avulsion of fibular head

General considerations

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These fractures are most often displaced because of the distracting forces acting on it.

Avulsion of the attachment of the lateral collateral ligament may be associated with dislocation of the knee and be a much more serious injury. Check the stability and if unstable, the neurovascular status of the limb.

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