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

Kali Tileston
1  Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, California
,
Steven Frick
1  Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, California
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14. Januar 2018

28. Januar 2018

Publikationsdatum:
07. März 2018 (online)

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.