J Knee Surg 2018; 31(06): 498-503
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1636911
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Proximal Tibial Fractures in the Pediatric Population

Kali Tileston
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, California
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Steven Frick
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, California
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Publication History

14 January 2018

28 January 2018

Publication Date:
07 March 2018 (eFirst)

Abstract

Injuries about the proximal tibia are quite common in children. Understanding the mechanisms of injury and treatment strategies is imperative for practitioners caring for these patients. Similarly, appreciating the anatomy of the proximal tibia and the adjacent neurovascular structures can assist a practitioner in recognizing the potential associated risks following fracture. Patients with injuries about the proximal tibia require long-term follow-up, and knowledge of the natural history of these fractures is imperative.