[Fracture-avulsion of the anterior tibial tuberosity in adolescents]

Published online: Jun 27 1991

J Legaye, and W Lokietek.

Service d'Orthop├ędie, Cliniques Universitaires U.C.L., Bruxelles, Belgique.


A rare case of a 14-year-old girl with an avulsion-fracture of the tibial tuberosity is reported (type III-A). This lesion is described mainly in boys. The authors explain the classification of the different types of avulsion fracture according to the epiphyseal development of the upper end of the tibia and the stage of maturation at the time of trauma.