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Trauma (Pediatrics)

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Avulsion fracture of distal tibial physis anterolaterally occurring in adolescents is called



A Plafond fracture
B Cotton's fracture

C Pott's fracture
D Tillaux fracture.

Ans. D

Tillaux fracture.

a. This is special fracture occurring in adolescents and was originally de­scribed by Tillaux.

b. The mechanism of injury is an external rotational force with stress placed on the anterior tibiofibular ligament causing avulsion of the distal tibial physis anterolaterally.

c. This occurs after the medial part of the physis has closed but before the lateral part closes.

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