TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2018, Cilt 17, Sayı, 4     (Sayfalar: 381-385)

Treatment approaches in patella fractures and place of patellectomy in treatment

Cahit Koçak 1, Ahmet Özgür Yıldırım 1

1 Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi Ankara Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Kliniği, Ankara

DOI: 10.14292/totbid.dergisi.2018.49
Görüntüleme: 329
İndirme : 1896

Patella is the largest sesamoid bone in human body and patella fractures constitute about 1% of all fractures. Active extensor mechanism usually affected by fractures of this bone which have important roles in that mechanism. Physical exam and conventional radiography are usually enough for diagnosis. Conservative or surgical treatment is preferred according to fracture type and morphology. Most common techniques are K-wire and tension banding. Partial or total patellectomy shouldn`t be preferred as a primary treatment technique. Functional impairment after treatment of patella fractures are common. In this article, types of patella fractures were discussed, and current treatment modalities reviewed.

Anahtar Kelimeler : patella fracture; tension banding; patellectomy