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Traumatic bilateral patellar fractures: A rare occurrence


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Author Details : Madhukar , Preetam Raj Chandran*

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 74-76


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Abstract

Patellar fractures are of uncommon occurrence in the setting of trauma, accounting for only about 1% of fractures. Patellar fractures are most commonly encountered in the presence of underlying co-morbidities such as hyperparathyroidism, chronic renal failure and osteoporosis etc. Spontaneous isolated traumatic patellar fractures are very rare. This is one such case report of a 52-year-old female with no known co-morbidities presented with painful restriction of bilateral knees following head on collision by a car. On evaluation she was diagnosed with bilateral isolated patellar fractures. She underwent Open reduction and Internal Fixation + Tension band wiring for bilateral patellar fractures, which is considered the procedure of choice for such injuries, unless it is a comminuted fracture. Post-operatively she was mobilized and discharged. Hence we conclude with this case report - isolated bilateral patellar fractures secondary to trauma are a very rare entity and the surgical planning depends primarily on the fracture pattern. With adequate correction, post-operative morbidity and deformity is expected to be minimal.

Keywords: Bilateral patellar fractures, Isolated, Traumatic.



Doi : 10.18231/j.ijor.2019.015


How to cite : Madhukar, Chandran P R, Traumatic bilateral patellar fractures: A rare occurrence. IP Int J Orthop Rheumatol 2019;5(2):74-76


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