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Table 1 Characteristics of previously reported cases

From: Iliotibial band release as an adjunct to the surgical management of patellar stress fracture in the athlete: a case report and review of the literature

Author Age Sex Sport Type* Location Displaced Treatment^ Outcome
Devas[3] 23 M Running V Lateral Yes ↓ activity, excision at 3 months Full return to running
  28 M Running/hockey T Mid 1/3 No then Yes ORIF (sutures) Full sports
Dickason[4] 12 M Soccer/basketball T Distal 1/3 No Cast Full function
Iwaya[7] 12 M Sprinting V Lateral Min ↓ activity Sport 5 months
  11 M Fencing V Lateral No ↓ activity Sport 2 months
  10 F Gymnastics V Lateral No ↓ activity Sport 3 months
Schranz[12] 27 M Running V Lateral Min Excision Not reported
Jerosch[8] 20 M Soccer T Distal 1/3 Yes ORIF (TBW) Normal 2 yrs
Rockett[11] 20 M Basketball T Distal 1/3 No Not reported Not reported
Teitz[13] 23 M Skiing/sailboarding T Distal 1/3 Min ORIF (TBW) Near normal 18 months
  36 F Belly dancing T Distal 1/3 No Cast Good function 6 months
Pietu[10] 16 M Skiing/basketball T Distal 1/3 Min Splint Sport 1 yr
Garcia Mata[6] 23 M Soccer T Distal 1/3 Min Splint/Cast Sport 3 months
Orava[9] 25 M Volleyball T Distal 1/3 Min Cast Sport 6 months
  19 F Running V Lateral Min ↓ activity, excision at 5 months Training 2 months post excision
  19 F High jump T Distal 1/3 No ORIF (TBW) Sport 6 months
  22 M Soccer T Mid 1/3 Min Cast, ORIF, bone graft Sports 3 yrs (↓ level)
  21 F Orienteering T Distal 1/3 Yes ORIF (TBW) Sport 6 months
Brogle[1] 22 M Basketball T Distal 1/3 Min ORIF (screw + TBW) Sport 10 months
Garcia Mata[5] 12 M Soccer T Distal 1/3 Min ORIF (screw) Training 6 weeks
Crowther[2] 35 M Tennis T Distal 1/3 No then Yes ORIF (TBW) Normal 10 months
  1. *V = Vertical; T = Transverse
  2. ^ORIF = Open reduction internal fixation; TBW = Tension band wiring