Screw fixation of a 4 1/2-year-old PCL avulsion injury

  • Tobias M. Jung
  • Jürgen Höher
  • Andreas WeilerEmail author
Sports Medicine


We report about the case of a 4½-year delayed screw fixation of a tibial posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) avulsion fracture in combination with a posterolateral stabilization. After open reduction and rigid screw fixation, combined with a posterolateral stabilization using a semitendinosus tendon autograft, the patient returned to full activity in sports and daily life. If the PCL substance is sufficient, a delayed refixation in an old PCL avulsion injury seems to be a viable alternative to PCL reconstruction.


Delayed PCL Screw Fixation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tobias M. Jung
    • 1
  • Jürgen Höher
    • 1
    • 2
  • Andreas Weiler
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy Service, Center of Musculoskeletal Surgery, Charité, Medical Faculty of Berlin, Campus Virchow-KlinikumHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Klinik am RingOrthopädie und SporttraumatologieCologneGermany

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