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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2017, Volume 3 Issue 4

Functional evaluation of comminuted inferior pole patella treated by excision of comminuted fragment and trans-osseous fixation of patellar tendon using non- absorbable suture

Author(s): Dr. Sandeep Kubsad, Dr. Suresha B, Dr. Harish S Pai, Dr. Bharath SG and Dr. Manohar Reddy
Abstract: Inferior pole fracture accounts for only 20% of surgically treated patellar fractures. The treatment option for inferior pole patella fracture is still being debated. In our study we treated comminuted inferior pole patella fracture by excision of the comminuted fragment and transosseous fixation of patellar tendon by using Ethibond No. 5. Among 10 patients who were retrospectively studied, excellent and good results were found in 9 out of 10 patients according Gaur’s criteria for knee evaluation.
Hence we concluded that for comminuted inferior pole patella fractures, excision of the fragments and transosseous fixation of patellar tendon to the proximal patella is a very effective treatment method.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sandeep Kubsad, Dr. Suresha B, Dr. Harish S Pai, Dr. Bharath SG and Dr. Manohar Reddy. Functional evaluation of comminuted inferior pole patella treated by excision of comminuted fragment and trans-osseous fixation of patellar tendon using non- absorbable suture. International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences. 2017; 3(4): 840-844. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i4l.114
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences