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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 31-3

A case for partial patellectomy.


E S I S Hospital, Marol, Andheri (E), Mumbai.

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V A Mittal
E S I S Hospital, Marol, Andheri (E), Mumbai.

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The treatment of fractures of the the patella is a subject of controversy. Partial patellectomy with retention of a major fragment and suture of the quadriceps to it, seems reasonable. 18 cases of patella fracture underwent such a procedure. The average age of the patients was 47 years. Maximum recovery took an average of 5 months. There were 6 excellent results, 9 good, 3 fair. Results were assessed on the basis of pain, muscle wasting, quadriceps power, and range of knee motion. Total patellectomy and patella fixation as alternative modes of treatment are discussed. Partial patellectomy, whenever possible, is a good choice.






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