Tibial Tuberosity Avulsion - Bilateral A Case Report


  • Tony Kavalakkatt Baby Memorial Hospital Kozhikode
  • Praphul G Das
  • Premdeep  Dennison




Bilateral, Tuberosity, Avulsion


Bilateral avulsion fractures of tibial tuberosity are very rare injuries. It is seen in adolescent males and corresponds to maturation of extensor mechanism and growth plate closure.
13 years old male presented with hyperflexion injury while playing football. Imaging showed bilateral tibial tubercle avulsions with patellar tendon and medial patellofemoral ligament tear. He was treated with open reduction and internal fixation with 3.5mm screw and K-wire and augmentation with suture anchor was done on both sides.
Avulsion fractures of the tibial tuberosity can be associated with collateral ligament injuries, anterior cruciate ligament tears and meniscal tears. The objectives of treatment are to restore the extensor mechanism and congruency of the tibial articular surface and to address any associated soft tissue injuries.
Bilateral simultaneous avulsion fractures of the tibial tubercle usually occur in a muscular adolescent athletic male. Xray is diagnostic, but MRI should be done to rule out any associated injuries and to guide the treatment plan. These fractures usually require open reduction and internal fixation, and the complication rates are very low.

Author Biographies

Tony Kavalakkatt, Baby Memorial Hospital Kozhikode

 MS.Orth, Senior Consultant

Praphul G Das

 MS. Orth
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon

Premdeep  Dennison

 D.Orth, Senior Resident



How to Cite

Kavalakkatt T, Das PG,  Dennison P. Tibial Tuberosity Avulsion - Bilateral A Case Report. KJOrth [Internet]. 2021 Jun. 1 [cited 2023 Nov. 29];34(1):27-31. Available from: https://www.kjo.org.in/journal/index.php/kjo/article/view/39