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Tibial Spine Fractures: How Much Are We Missing Without Pretreatment Advanced Imaging? A Multicenter Study

Shimberg, J. L., Aoyama, J. T., Leska, T. M., Ganley, T. J., Fabricant, P. D., Patel, N. M., Cruz, A. I., Jr, Ellis, H. B., Jr, Schmale, G. A., Tibial Spine Research Interest Group, Green, D. W., Jagodzinski, J. E., Kushare, I., Lee, R. J., McKay, S., Rhodes, J., Sachleben, B., Sargent, C., Yen, Y. M., & Mistovich, R. J.

Am J Sports Med. 2020 Nov 1; 48(13):3208-3213

Abstract

Background: There is a high rate of concomitant injuries reported in pediatric patients with tibial spine fractures, ranging from 40% to 68.8%. Many tibial spine fractures are treated without initial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Purpose: To understand rates of concomitant injury and if the reported rates of these injuries differed among patients with and without pretreatment MRI.

Study design: Cross-sectional study; level of evidence, 3.

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