Proximal Tibia Fracture After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Autograft: A Case Report

James E. Voos, MD
Department of Sports Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery

Mark C. Drakos, MD
Department of Sports Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery

Dean G. Lorich, MD
Orthopedic Trauma Service, Hospital for Special Surgery

Stephen Fealy, MD
Department of Sports Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery

Abstract
The optimal operative management of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury continues to be debated. Many complications can occur, but fracture is often not routinely discussed. We present a complex intra-articular tibia fracture in a patient who had an autologous, ipsilateral bone-patellar-bone ACL reconstruction. While still advocating early, aggressive physical therapy, this case reminds us of the inherent susceptibility to injury in the immediate post-operative period.

This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 4, Number 1.
View the full article at springerlink.com.


About the HSS Journal
HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal, is published twice a year, February and September, and features articles by internal faculty and HSS alumni that present current research and clinical work in the field of musculoskeletal medicine performed at HSS, including research articles, surgical procedures, and case reports.

 

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