Novel Anterior Plating Technique for Patella Fracture Fixation.
Patella fracture fixation remains a significant challenge for orthopedic surgeons. Although tension band fixation allows for reliable osseous union, especially in simple fracture patterns, it still presents several problems. Plate fixation of patella fractures is a method that allows for more rigid stabilization and earlier mobilization. At the authors' level 1 trauma center, one fellowship-trained trauma surgeon has transitioned to using a novel anterior, low-profile mesh plate construct for all types of patella fractures. This construct allows for stable fixation, osseous union, and neutralization of the inferior pole for even the most comminuted of patella fractures. [Orthopedics. 2017; 40(4):e739-e743.].
Siljander MP, Vara AD, Koueiter DM, Wiater BP, Wiater PJ. Novel Anterior Plating Technique for Patella Fracture Fixation. Orthopedics. 2017 Jul 1;40(4):e739-e743. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20170615-02. Epub 2017 Jun 21. PubMed PMID: 28632289.