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Treatment of a neglected displaced transverse patella fracture.

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Lachiewicz, PF
Published in: J Knee Surg
January 2008

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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Published In

J Knee Surg

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ISSN

1538-8506

Publication Date

January 2008

Volume

21

Issue

1

Start / End Page

58 / 61

Location

Germany

Related Subject Headings

  • Patella
  • Humans
  • Fractures, Ununited
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal
  • Female
  • Bone Transplantation
  • Bone Screws
  • Aged
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Lachiewicz, P. F. (2008). Treatment of a neglected displaced transverse patella fracture. J Knee Surg, 21(1), 58–61. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0030-1247794
Lachiewicz, Paul F. “Treatment of a neglected displaced transverse patella fracture.J Knee Surg 21, no. 1 (January 2008): 58–61. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0030-1247794.
Lachiewicz PF. Treatment of a neglected displaced transverse patella fracture. J Knee Surg. 2008 Jan;21(1):58–61.
Lachiewicz, Paul F. “Treatment of a neglected displaced transverse patella fracture.J Knee Surg, vol. 21, no. 1, Jan. 2008, pp. 58–61. Pubmed, doi:10.1055/s-0030-1247794.
Lachiewicz PF. Treatment of a neglected displaced transverse patella fracture. J Knee Surg. 2008 Jan;21(1):58–61.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Knee Surg

DOI

ISSN

1538-8506

Publication Date

January 2008

Volume

21

Issue

1

Start / End Page

58 / 61

Location

Germany

Related Subject Headings

  • Patella
  • Humans
  • Fractures, Ununited
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal
  • Female
  • Bone Transplantation
  • Bone Screws
  • Aged
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences