TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2012, Cilt 11, Sayı, 4     (Sayfalar: 362-365)

Patella fractures in children

Mehmet Şükrü Şahin 1, Ahmet Sinan Sarı 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.2012.51
Görüntüleme: 497
İndirme : 738

Patella fractures account for approximately 1% of all fractures in children, which is similar to adults, although they are usually thought to be less common in children. In children, sleeve fractures comprise approximately half of the patella fractures. Diagnosis may be challenging both clinically and radiologically, unless there is a bony fragment. It is three-fold greater in men. Treatment often involves prompt reduction and usually internal fixation of the disrupted patella tendon. In this review article, fracture type and characteristic of patella fractures in children were reviewed. Basic treatment modalities and current approaches were also discussed.

Anahtar Kelimeler : Children; patella; sleeve fractures; treatment modality