J Korean Fract Soc.  2018 Oct;31(4):149-153. 10.12671/jkfs.2018.31.4.149.

Avulsion Fracture of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament from Femoral Insertion Occurred in a Patient with Residual Poliomyelitis: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University School of Medicine, Seongnam, Korea. wcosdoc@gmail.com

Abstract

Avulsion fracture of the posterior cruciate ligament from its femoral insertion is quite rare, particularly in adults, and the treatment guidelines have not been established. A 68-year-old female patient with residual poliomyelitis presented with an avulsion fracture of the femoral insertion of the posterior cruciate ligament after a falling accident and was treated with arthroscopic headless compression screw fixation and pull-out suture of the avulsed ligament. We report this case with a relevant discussion of this type of injury.

Keyword

Posterior cruciate ligament; Femoral insertion; Avulsion fracture; Residual poliomyelitis; Arthroscopy; Headless compression screw; Pull-out suture
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