PRISM: Research

Tibial Spine

The Tibial Spine Research Interest Group is currently a group of orthopaedic surgeons, but would welcome sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers who have an interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of tibial spine fractures. Tibial spine fractures are injuries that occur in the pediatric and adolescent age group in which there is an avulsion of the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee during childhood activities including riding a bike or sports. Most non-displaced fracture are treated without a surgery, but some displaced fracture are treated with either a closed reduction or a surgical procedure to reduce the fracture and secure the fracture (fixation). Treatment of tibial spine fracture is associated with complications including stiffness, meniscus tears, or an unstable knee. The tibial spine RIG is dedicated to further enhance our understanding in the best treatment and post-operative management to optimize outcomes and return our young athletes to their desired activity. 

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