HSS Journal

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 20–24 | Cite as

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

  • James E. Voos
  • Mark C. Drakos
  • Dean G. Lorich
  • Stephen Fealy
 

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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James E. Voos
    • 1
  • Mark C. Drakos
    • 1
  • Dean G. Lorich
    • 2
  • Stephen Fealy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Sports MedicineThe Hospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Orthopedic Trauma ServiceThe Hospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA

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