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Pseudo-arthrosis repair of a posterior cruciate ligament avulsion fracture.

Hoogervorst P, Gardeniers JW, Moret-Wever S, van Kampen A - Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2010)

Bottom Line: A pseudo-arthrosis repair of a 4-year-old bony avulsion fracture of the PCL using a minimally invasive technique, screw fixation, and bone grafting is reported.The case presented seems to be rather unique due to the fragment size and the approach for pseudo-arthrosis repair.Therefore, refixation and pseudo-arthrosis repair should be considered as a viable treatment.

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Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Theodoor Craanenlaan 7, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. p.hoogervorst@orthop.umcn.nl

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A pseudo-arthrosis repair of a 4-year-old bony avulsion fracture of the PCL using a minimally invasive technique, screw fixation, and bone grafting is reported. The case presented seems to be rather unique due to the fragment size and the approach for pseudo-arthrosis repair. There was a good functional result following minimally invasive pseudo-arthrosis repair of a posterior cruciate ligament avulsion fracture. There are no previous reports of similar pseudo-arthrosis repairs, and other authors report good results of delayed refixation of PCL avulsion fractures. Therefore, refixation and pseudo-arthrosis repair should be considered as a viable treatment.

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Standard radiographs showing positioning of the lag screws and complete disappearance of the pseudo-arthrosis of the bony avulsion of the tibial insertion of the PCL
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Fig5: Standard radiographs showing positioning of the lag screws and complete disappearance of the pseudo-arthrosis of the bony avulsion of the tibial insertion of the PCL

Mentions: There was a good fixation and compression of the avulsed fragment. Radiographic evaluation demonstrated good positioning of the screws with all screw threads in the avulsed bony fragment (Fig. 5).Fig. 5


Pseudo-arthrosis repair of a posterior cruciate ligament avulsion fracture.

Hoogervorst P, Gardeniers JW, Moret-Wever S, van Kampen A - Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2010)

Standard radiographs showing positioning of the lag screws and complete disappearance of the pseudo-arthrosis of the bony avulsion of the tibial insertion of the PCL
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Fig5: Standard radiographs showing positioning of the lag screws and complete disappearance of the pseudo-arthrosis of the bony avulsion of the tibial insertion of the PCL
Mentions: There was a good fixation and compression of the avulsed fragment. Radiographic evaluation demonstrated good positioning of the screws with all screw threads in the avulsed bony fragment (Fig. 5).Fig. 5

Bottom Line: A pseudo-arthrosis repair of a 4-year-old bony avulsion fracture of the PCL using a minimally invasive technique, screw fixation, and bone grafting is reported.The case presented seems to be rather unique due to the fragment size and the approach for pseudo-arthrosis repair.Therefore, refixation and pseudo-arthrosis repair should be considered as a viable treatment.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Theodoor Craanenlaan 7, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. p.hoogervorst@orthop.umcn.nl

ABSTRACT
A pseudo-arthrosis repair of a 4-year-old bony avulsion fracture of the PCL using a minimally invasive technique, screw fixation, and bone grafting is reported. The case presented seems to be rather unique due to the fragment size and the approach for pseudo-arthrosis repair. There was a good functional result following minimally invasive pseudo-arthrosis repair of a posterior cruciate ligament avulsion fracture. There are no previous reports of similar pseudo-arthrosis repairs, and other authors report good results of delayed refixation of PCL avulsion fractures. Therefore, refixation and pseudo-arthrosis repair should be considered as a viable treatment.

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Related in: MedlinePlus