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Knee injury. MRI report "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes, it should if-

-U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life.
It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 do, reunite the fragment 2 the tibia. The image is a tear & requires a major reconstruction if not fixed. U risk the fragment becoming a nonunion.

In brief: Yes, it should if-

-U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life.
It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 do, reunite the fragment 2 the tibia. The image is a tear & requires a major reconstruction if not fixed. U risk the fragment becoming a nonunion.
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