Executive Editor: Ernst Raaymakers, Joseph Schatzker, Rick Buckley

Authors: Matthias Hansen, Rodrigo Pesantez

Proximal tibia Extraarticular fracture, avulsion of tibial tubercle

General considerations

41-A1.2

This fracture is most often the result of a sudden quadriceps contraction. It may also be associated with a knee dislocation. Therefore, check carefully for knee stability and associated neurovascular injuries.

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