Unusual injury mechanism of a tibial plateau fracture in relation with a knee brace in handball – A case study.
- Sports Medicine Research Laboratory
Summary We report a case of a 47-year-old male handball player who sustained a direct trauma in competition of his right lateral knee against the hinges of a braced defensive player. The trauma resulted in a split fracture of the lateral tibial plateau. There is a high probability that the hinged brace might have caused or at least aggravated the injury and that the rules of handball should be more detailed on the topic of protective gear.