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Matthias Hansen, Rodrigo Pesantez

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Extraarticular fracture, avulsion of tibial tubercle

These are extraarticular fractures of the tibial tubercle, produced by an avulsion (resulting from traction of the patellar ligament) mechanism. This fracture may often be associated with a knee dislocation.

This fracture is classified by the AO/OTA as a 41A1.2 fracture.

Tibial tubercle (AO/OTA 41A1.2)
Tibial tubercle (AO/OTA 41A1.2)