Patella fractures and dislocations

J.L. Marsh

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Patella fractures and dislocations

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Differentiate multipartite patella from fracture

Non-operative treatment results satisfactory if extensor mechanism intact

Avoid total patellectomy if possible

Modified AO technique allows tension wires to be placed through cannulated screws

Results of dislocation independent of duration of immobilization

Osteochondral fractures should be either removed or internally fixed.

Chapter.  4765 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Surgical Skills

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