Simultaneous, Isolated Traumatic Bilateral Patella Fractures

Madi, Sandesh and Naik, Monappa and Rao, Sharath and Vijayan, Sandeep (2016) Simultaneous, Isolated Traumatic Bilateral Patella Fractures. Trauma Mon, 21 (1). pp. 1-4.

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Introduction: Isolated traumatic fractures of both Patellae, occurring at the same time, in an otherwise healthy person, are very rare. The Patella, as a subcutaneous and a cancellous bone, is vulnerable to injury. However, simultaneous injury to both Patellae without the involvement of any other bony injuries occurs infrequently, and only a few cases have been reported in the literature.Case Presentation: We report a rare case of isolated, traumatic bilateral Patella fracture with unusual fracture patterns and briefly review the literature.Conclusions: In simultaneous bilateral Patella fractures, good functional outcome can be expected following a stable surgical fixation and a structured rehabilitation regime. However, personality of the fracture determines salvage versus sacrifice of the Patella.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bilateral Patellar Fractures; Traumatic; Tension Band Wiring; Rehabilitation
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2016 16:25
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2016 16:25

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