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SILVA JUNIOR, Aleilimar Teixeira da et al. Anterior avulsion fracture of the tibial tuberosity in adolescents - Two case reports. Rev. bras. ortop. [online]. 2016, vol.51, n.5, pp.610-613. ISSN 1982-4378.

The objective here was to report two rare cases of anterior avulsion fracture of the tibial tuberosity in adolescents. Case 1 was a 15-year-old male who became injured through landing on his left knee and presented limited extension. Case 2 was a 16-year-old basketball player who presented sudden pain in the right knee and functional incapacity, after a jump. Imaging examinations (radiographs and computed tomography) showed anterior avulsion fractures of the tibial tuberosity. Surgical fixation was performed using screws and anchors, while avoiding growth plate injury. The cases evolved without lower-limb deformities.

Keywords : Tibial fractures/surgery; Tibial fractures/radiography; X-ray computed tomography; Knee injuries.

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