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J Orthop Case Rep



Partial Tibial Nonunion due to Entrapment of Anterior Tibial Artery: A Case Report.


Lewallen L, Theissen A, Sucato DJ
J Orthop Case Rep. 2019; 9(5):51-54.
PMID: 32548004.


Arterial injury/entrapment is an uncommon sequelae of long bone fractures, particularly in closed injuries. The proximity of the anterior tibial artery to the distal tibia poses a risk of entrapment with a fracture at this level. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of a partial nonunion due to entrapment of the anterior tibial artery in a healed tibia fracture in a pediatric patient.