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Patella fractures and dislocations 

Patella fractures and dislocations
Patella fractures and dislocations

J.L. Marsh

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date: 19 May 2022

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.

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