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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2017, Volume 3 Issue 4

Treatment of Patella fracture with predesigned locking plate: A case report

Author(s): Chirag Manwani, Avinash Date, Raghavendra Thete, Varun Narula and Alhad Raut
Abstract: Patella, account for approximately 1% of skeletal fractures. Commonly used method for treatment of patella fractures still include tension band wiring/cerclage wiring. Here we present a case of Patella fracture treated by using a predesigned locking plate (Arthrex) for fixation. A 45year old female presented with a comminuted fracture of the right patella [AO – 34-C2] following a direct blow to the right knee. After achieving satisfactory reduction the appropriate star shaped plate was selected and fixed with 3.5mm locking screws. Knee movements were started after 4 weeks from the surgery. Patient was shifted to full weight bearing and achieved full range of motion over the next 8weeks with significant reduction in pain. Patient is currently walking full weight bearing without support and has full range of motion of the knee without any post-operative complications at 1year from the date of surgery. These newly designed plates have reduced the size of the metal also also increased the stability of fracture fixation. These plates can certainly provide us with the added benefits like lower chances of soft tissue irritation due to the anatomical structure, ability to fix comminuted fractures to achieve anatomical reduction and a higher mechanical stability.
Pages: 505-508  |  638 Views  17 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Chirag Manwani, Avinash Date, Raghavendra Thete, Varun Narula and Alhad Raut. Treatment of Patella fracture with predesigned locking plate: A case report. International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences. 2017; 3(4): 505-508. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i4g.70
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences