The knee cap (patella) acts like a shield for the knee joint and so it can easily be injured. About 15% percent of sport injuries involve the knee. The knee is the weakest if a person is involved in high-velocity, cutting, twisting, and jumping activities. Patella fractures are more common in males than in females.
Falling directly onto the knee is a common cause of Patellar fractures.
Pain and swelling of the knee are the common symptoms of Patellar fracture.
Diagnostic techniques like x-ray and MRI can be used to determine the type and extent of fracture.
Patellar fracture is a serious injury and often requires surgery to heal. In the long run, it may cause arthritis in the knee, weakness of the quadriceps muscles and chronic pain.
Latest Publications and Research on Fracture of Knee CapA Biomechanical Study of an Alternative Internal Fixation Method for Transverse Patella Fractures. - Published by PubMed
Patellar Complications after Total Knee Arthroplasty. - Published by PubMed
Five-pointed star lattice sutures for fixation of patella transverse fractures: a clinical study. - Published by PubMed
Treating patella fractures with a locking patella plate - first clinical results. - Published by PubMed
A Biomechanical Study of an Alternative Internal Fixation Method for Transverse Patella Fractures. - Published by PubMed