Our next topic for August's theme of pediatric athletes is a radiology case. Please review the case below and find the answer in the comments!
12 y/o M presents with acute onset of right knee pain that started when he was running on the track in PE and felt a pop. He had immediate onset of pain and difficulty weight bearing. His mother reports recent growth spurt. The patient’s x-ray is below. What is the diagnosis and next most appropriate step in management?
says... Posted Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Answer: displaced tibial tubercle avulsion fracture; next appropriate steps are pain management, placing in a knee immobilizer and referral to orthopedic surgery to discuss fixation