Treatment of a neglected displaced transverse patella fracture.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A case of a displaced transverse fracture of the patella untreated for 2 years in a 67-year-old woman is presented. The patient requested treatment for giving way of the knee. Surgery included mobilization of the proximal fracture fragment, fixation with two cannulated screws, and repair of the medial retinaculum. The lateral retinaculum was left open to provide for better motion. At 1 year postoperatively, she ambulated with a cane, with range of motion examination revealing 5 degrees flexion contracture and 80 degrees flexion.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lachiewicz, PF

Published Date

  • January 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 58 - 61

PubMed ID

  • 18300674

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1538-8506

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-0030-1247794


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany