Tibial Tuberosity Fracture: Treatment Comparison Study

Fractures of the tibial tuberosity often occur as a result of direct trauma, such as hitting the stifle on a fence while jumping, or as an avulsion injury (the tearing away of part of the structure) caused by slipping on ice. When a fracture is involved, surgery is a repair option, but, Arnold said, there are some inherent risks, especially during recovery from anesthesia.

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