J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1976 Mar;11(1):62-69. 10.4055/jkoa.1976.11.1.62.

Clinical Observation of the Patella Fracture


Forty one cases of patella fractures which were treated at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Catholic Medical College during the period from January 1971 to March 1974 were presented. Most fractures encountered in man of 3rd and 4th decades, sixty percent of fracture was in the mid-pole of patella and thirty percent in the lower pole. Twenty nine(29%) fracture was induced by direct blow and remainders by indirect violence. When the knee joint was immobilized in 15 flexion with crlinder cast in certain period of time, early joint mobility was restored after the discontinuence of the cast. The tibial tubercle-plasty in association with fracture reduction to increase quadriceps power and to prevent late occureace of patellofemoral arthritis gave satisfactory result in two cases.

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