Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a popular surgery with overall good results. However, postoperative fracture is a serious, albeit, rare complication. Femoral tunnel lysis may cause a stress riser effect leading to distal femur fractures after ACL reconstruction. We report a case in which a patient who underwent ACL reconstruction surgery 18 months before a low-energy twisting mechanism suffered a distal femur fracture requiring open reduction internal fixation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine