TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2012, Cilt 11, Sayı, 4     (Sayfalar: 357-361)

Patella fractures in adults

Mehmet Şükrü Şahin 1, Ahmet Sinan Sarı 2, İbrahim Deniz Canbeyli 2, Gökhan Çakmak 1

1 Başkent Üniversitesi Alanya Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı, Antalya
2 Başkent Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara

DOI: 10.5606/totbid.dergisi.2012.50
Görüntüleme: 473
İndirme : 2374

The patella is a sesamoid bone in the extensor mechanism between the quadriceps tendon and the patellar tendon. It functions as a lever for knee extension, augmenting the force of the quadriceps muscle. Fractures of the patella account for approximately 0.5% to 1.5% of all skeletal fractures. Fractures of the patella may result from either direct or indirect traumas. The treatment of patella fractures depends on the type of fracture, the size of the fragments, the integrity of the extensor mechanism and the congruity of the articular surface. Modified tension band wiring is the most commonly used surgical treatment for patella fractures and can be used for almost every type of fracture. Independent of the treatment modality, early rehabilitation is recommended for all type of patella fractures. In this article, types of patella fractures in adults were discussed and available treatment modalities were summarized.

Anahtar Kelimeler : Adult; patella fracture; patellectomy; tension band wiring