Broken cerclage wire

Case contributed by Dr Aneta Kecler-Pietrzyk

Presentation

Severe right knee pain and reduced range of motion over 3 weeks. History of patellar fracture fixation at the age of 14.

Patient Data

Age: 18
Gender: Male

Status post patellar fixation with K and cerclage wires. Fracture of proximal component of medial wire.

Small joint effusion and soft tissue swelling overlying patella also seen. 

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Case information

rID: 54942
Case created: 9th Aug 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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