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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) AP radiograph showing avulsion fracture in the area of the popliteus tendon. (b) 6-week follow-up radiograph showing persistent fragment displacement.
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fig2: (a) AP radiograph showing avulsion fracture in the area of the popliteus tendon. (b) 6-week follow-up radiograph showing persistent fragment displacement.

Mentions: Case 2. A 12-year-old male was seen in orthopedic clinic with two weeks of right knee pain after a dirt bike injury. He was able to fully bear weight in a splint, which had been placed at an outside hospital. Examination of the right knee showed tenderness of the lateral femoral condyle with no apparent swelling. The knee was stable on exam, comparable to the left side in all aspects. Right knee radiographs and MRI showed a popliteus tendon avulsion fracture. He was treated nonoperatively with a knee immobilizer for comfort and weight bearing as tolerated as shown in Figure 2.


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) AP radiograph showing avulsion fracture in the area of the popliteus tendon. (b) 6-week follow-up radiograph showing persistent fragment displacement.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig2: (a) AP radiograph showing avulsion fracture in the area of the popliteus tendon. (b) 6-week follow-up radiograph showing persistent fragment displacement.
Mentions: Case 2. A 12-year-old male was seen in orthopedic clinic with two weeks of right knee pain after a dirt bike injury. He was able to fully bear weight in a splint, which had been placed at an outside hospital. Examination of the right knee showed tenderness of the lateral femoral condyle with no apparent swelling. The knee was stable on exam, comparable to the left side in all aspects. Right knee radiographs and MRI showed a popliteus tendon avulsion fracture. He was treated nonoperatively with a knee immobilizer for comfort and weight bearing as tolerated as shown in Figure 2.

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