Avulsion Fractures Involving the Cruciate Ligaments

Date
1988-08
Authors
Lynch, James M.
Whiteside, James A.
Andrews, James R.
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Publisher
American Academy of General Practice
Abstract
The evaluation of a child with an acute knee injury is difficult. The injury may be an avulsion fracture involving either of the cruciate ligaments; a common cause is a cycling accident. The amount of fragment displacement dictates the management. Minimal displacement can be treated with immobilization in flexion. Larger displacement requires internal fixation, which can be accomplished arthroscopically. Rehabilitation must be early and aggressive.
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Keywords
Knee Injuries, Knee Joint, Tibial Fractures, Ligaments, Articular
Citation
Lynch, J. M., Whiteside, J. A., & Andrews, J. R. (1988)Avulsion fractures involving the cruciate ligaments. American Family Physician, 38(2), 173-179.
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