Patellar fractures are relatively uncommon, accounting for approximately 1% of all fractures. Non-operativetreatment represents the best choice for undisplaced patellar fractures. However, surgery becomes necessary whenfractures are displaced by more than 2 mm, and may include open reduction and internal fixation. Accuratereduction and rigid fixation are required in order to allow early knee mobilization and to obtain a better clinicaloutcome. Several techniques have been described for patellar fracture fixation, such as tension band wiring,interfragmentary screw fixation, and the combination of screw fixation and cerclage. In this article up-to-datediagnosis, classification and treatment of patellar fractures are discussed. Furthermore, the authors briefly describetheir preferred methods for the management of patellar fractures using non-absorbable suture.
|Numero di pagine||4|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2015|