HSS Journal

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 20-24

Proximal Tibia Fracture After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Autograft: A Case Report

  • James E. VoosAffiliated withDepartment of Sports Medicine, The Hospital for Special Surgery Email author 
  • , Mark C. DrakosAffiliated withDepartment of Sports Medicine, The Hospital for Special Surgery
  • , Dean G. LorichAffiliated withOrthopedic Trauma Service, The Hospital for Special Surgery
  • , Stephen FealyAffiliated withDepartment of Sports Medicine, The Hospital for Special Surgery

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Abstract

The optimal operative management of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury continues to be debated. Many complications can occur, but fracture is often not routinely discussed. We present a complex intra-articular tibia fracture in a patient who had an autologous, ipsilateral bone-patellar-bone ACL reconstruction. While still advocating early, aggressive physical therapy, this case reminds us of the inherent susceptibility to injury in the immediate post-operative period.

Key words

ACL tibia fracture bone-patellar tendon-bone