A Patella Fracture is a fracture of the knee cap and is one of the most common knee injuries.
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 Technique Utilizing GraftNet to Fill Graft Donor Sites in Bone-Patellar-Bone Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. - Published by PubMed
Clinical analysis of an anchor nail combined with a titanium cable in the treatment of lower patella fractures. - Published by PubMed
Injury patterns and outcomes associated with fractures of the native distal femur in adults. - Published by PubMed
Bilateral Patellar Stress Fractures in a Skeletally Immature Athlete: A Case Report. - Published by PubMed
The application of the Nice knots as an auxiliary reduction technique in displaced comminuted patellar fractures. - Published by PubMed