Comminuted patellar fracture

Case contributed by Gerry Gardner


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Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Comminuted fracture of the patella with lipohemarthrosis.


Tension band wiring inserted to fixate the patella and prevent re-displacement, allowing proper healing to take place.

Case Discussion

A comminuted fracture of the patellar with lipohemarthrosis demonstrated on the radiograph.

Tension band wiring repair has been carried out.

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Case information

rID: 13916
Published: 30th May 2011
Last edited: 29th Oct 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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