II. Epidemiology

  1. Uncommon injury

III. Mechanism of injury

  1. Direct Trauma to proximal tibia
  2. Occurs when flexed knee decelerates rapidly
    1. Hyperflexion
    2. Fall on flexed knee

IV. Signs

V. Radiology: Knee XRay

  1. Lateral XRay evaluates for tibial avulsion Fracture

VI. Management

  1. Knee Immobilization for short period (extension splint)
  2. Knee Brace
  3. Quadriceps strengthening Exercises
  4. Surgery Indications (rarely indicated)
    1. Displaced tibial avulsion Fracture

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