Plating of patella fractures: techniques and outcomes.


Journal Article

Operative treatment of displaced patella fractures with tension band fixation remains the gold standard, but is associated with a significant rate of complications and symptomatic implants. Despite the evolution of tension band fixation to include cannulated screws, surprisingly little other development has been made to improve overall patient outcomes. In this article, we present the techniques and outcomes of patella plating for displaced patella fractures and patella nonunions.

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Cited Authors

  • Taylor, BC; Mehta, S; Castaneda, J; French, BG; Blanchard, C

Published Date

  • September 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 9

Start / End Page

  • e231 - e235

PubMed ID

  • 24343252

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24343252

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-2291

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-5339

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/bot.0000000000000039


  • eng