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Successful nonoperative treatment of isolated popliteus tendon avulsion fractures in two adolescents.

McKay SD, Holt A, Stout T, Hysa VQ - Case Rep Orthop (2014)

Bottom Line: Isolated popliteal tendon avulsion fractures are relatively uncommon in the pediatric population as other posterolateral lateral structures are often involved.This report describes two skeletally immature male patients who presented with knee injuries without ligamentous instability and were subsequently diagnosed with isolated popliteus tendon avulsion fractures.Both of these patients were managed nonoperatively and had subjectively full recoveries.

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Affiliation: Texas Children's Hospital, 6701 Fannin Suite 660, Houston, TX 77030, USA ; Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

ABSTRACT
Isolated popliteal tendon avulsion fractures are relatively uncommon in the pediatric population as other posterolateral lateral structures are often involved. This report describes two skeletally immature male patients who presented with knee injuries without ligamentous instability and were subsequently diagnosed with isolated popliteus tendon avulsion fractures. Both of these patients were managed nonoperatively and had subjectively full recoveries. As the treatment for isolated popliteal tendon avulsion fractures is still unclear, the report here may contribute to strategies regarding conservative treatment of these injuries.

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(a) Case 1 injury AP knee showing lateral distal femoral avulsion fracture. (b) Case 1 T2 MRI showing popliteus tendon avulsion.
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fig1: (a) Case 1 injury AP knee showing lateral distal femoral avulsion fracture. (b) Case 1 T2 MRI showing popliteus tendon avulsion.

Mentions: Case 1. A 12-year-old male presented with right knee pain, swelling, and an inability to bear weight. He injured his knee by falling in a dodgeball game, recalling that he heard a “pop” at the time. He had significant right knee effusion with refusal to move the knee secondary to pain on exam. Right knee X-ray showed a nondisplaced avulsion fracture of the right lateral femoral condyle as shown in Figure 1.


Successful nonoperative treatment of isolated popliteus tendon avulsion fractures in two adolescents.

McKay SD, Holt A, Stout T, Hysa VQ - Case Rep Orthop (2014)

(a) Case 1 injury AP knee showing lateral distal femoral avulsion fracture. (b) Case 1 T2 MRI showing popliteus tendon avulsion.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: (a) Case 1 injury AP knee showing lateral distal femoral avulsion fracture. (b) Case 1 T2 MRI showing popliteus tendon avulsion.
Mentions: Case 1. A 12-year-old male presented with right knee pain, swelling, and an inability to bear weight. He injured his knee by falling in a dodgeball game, recalling that he heard a “pop” at the time. He had significant right knee effusion with refusal to move the knee secondary to pain on exam. Right knee X-ray showed a nondisplaced avulsion fracture of the right lateral femoral condyle as shown in Figure 1.

Bottom Line: Isolated popliteal tendon avulsion fractures are relatively uncommon in the pediatric population as other posterolateral lateral structures are often involved.This report describes two skeletally immature male patients who presented with knee injuries without ligamentous instability and were subsequently diagnosed with isolated popliteus tendon avulsion fractures.Both of these patients were managed nonoperatively and had subjectively full recoveries.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Texas Children's Hospital, 6701 Fannin Suite 660, Houston, TX 77030, USA ; Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

ABSTRACT
Isolated popliteal tendon avulsion fractures are relatively uncommon in the pediatric population as other posterolateral lateral structures are often involved. This report describes two skeletally immature male patients who presented with knee injuries without ligamentous instability and were subsequently diagnosed with isolated popliteus tendon avulsion fractures. Both of these patients were managed nonoperatively and had subjectively full recoveries. As the treatment for isolated popliteal tendon avulsion fractures is still unclear, the report here may contribute to strategies regarding conservative treatment of these injuries.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus