CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 88-90

Remodeled articular surface after surgical fixation of patella fracture in a child


1 Department of Surgery, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti; Department of Surgery, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Ekiti State University; Department of Surgery, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
3 Department of Surgery, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

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Dr. Moruf Babatunde Yusuf
Department of Surgery, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/joas.joas_29_16

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Patella fracture is uncommon in pediatric age group and their patella is better preserved in any class of patella fracture. We reported a case of a 13-year-old male with right patella fracture nonunion. He had open reduction and internal fixation using tension band wire device. Fracture union was monitored with serial radiographs and he was followed up for 60 weeks. There was articular surface step after surgical fixation of the patella fracture. At 34 weeks postoperative, there was complete remodeling of the articular surface with good knee function after removal of the tension band wire. Children have good capacity of bone remodeling after fracture. Little retropatella step in a child after patella fracture surgical fixation will remodel with healing.


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