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Knee laxity associated with a proximal diaphyseal tibial and fibular fracture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15091276     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
If operative treatment of a proximal diaphyseal tibial and fibular fracture is required, in most cases, it involves reduction and stabilization of only the tibial fracture. In this case report, after stabilization of the tibial fracture with an intramedullary nail, the patient continued to demonstrate significant varus knee laxity, despite an intact proximal tibiofibular joint and undisplaced fibular head. The stability of the knee was achieved only with internal fixation of the segmental fibular fracture. This case shows the importance of assessing knee laxity in all cases of proximal tibial and fibular fractures.
Nirmal Tejwani; Minhal Chattoo; Charles Preston; Philip Wolinsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of orthopaedic trauma     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0890-5339     ISO Abbreviation:  J Orthop Trauma     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-19     Completed Date:  2004-05-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8807705     Medline TA:  J Orthop Trauma     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  186-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Nails
Fibula / injuries*
Follow-Up Studies
Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary / instrumentation,  methods*
Fracture Healing / physiology
Injury Severity Score
Joint Instability / complications
Knee Joint / physiopathology*,  radiography
Leg Injuries / radiography,  surgery*
Multiple Trauma / radiography,  surgery
Range of Motion, Articular / physiology
Recovery of Function
Risk Assessment
Tibial Fractures / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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