Tibial Shaft Fracture Nailing Causing Anterior Meniscus Root Injury
What is it about?
This article described a case series of patients who had anterior meniscal root avulsions following a tibial shaft fracture by an intramedullary nailing.
Why is it important?
The study found that placement of a tibial intramedullary nail close to the midline or in smaller tibiae, which can occur in female patients, may cause an iatrogenic injury to the anterior meniscus root attachment. We have seen this clinically in patients, and it may be a cause of anterior knee pain in some patients who have a tibial shaft fracture fixed with this technique
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