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National Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics

2019, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part A
Functional outcome of fixation of tibial bony avulsion of the posterior cruciate ligament with open reduction and cancellous screw fixation using posteromedial approach
Author(s): Dr. Akula Srinivasa Rao, Dr. Vella Sandeep and Dr. Chintala Manoj
Abstract: 
Objective: To report the functional outcome in Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) tibial avulsion fractures treated with open reduction and internal fixation with cancellous screw fixation through the posteromedial approach.
Materials and Methods: This is a prospective and retrospective study conducted in Katuri medical college and hospital, Guntur, from September 2016 to May 2019. Total eight number of patients who came with White's type 2 & 3 displaced Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) tibial avulsion fractures treated by open fixation with cancellous screws through the posteromedial approach. The pre-operative assessment was done with a magnetic resonance imaging for all the patients to confirm the fracture.
Results: Post-operative radiographs were taken, which showed all avulsed fragments are well reduced and maintained. In all the cases, healing was evident by the end of 3 months. There are no symptoms of instability found clinically. The average Lysholm knee score was 94.3 (84-97).
Conclusion: This study demonstrated treatment of White’s type 2 & 3 displaced avulsion fracture of the posterior cruciate ligament by open reduction through the posteromedial approach and internal fixation using partially threaded screws gives very good functional and radiological results.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Akula Srinivasa Rao, Dr. Vella Sandeep, Dr. Chintala Manoj. Functional outcome of fixation of tibial bony avulsion of the posterior cruciate ligament with open reduction and cancellous screw fixation using posteromedial approach. Nat J Clin Orthop 2019;3(4):16-19 DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/orthor.2019.v3.i4a.174
National Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics