Inferior pole patella fracture fixation with Suture Anchor
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 833-837
AbstractIntroduction: Traditional treatment for inferior pole patella fractures is excision of the comminuted pole and Repair of a ruptured patellar tendon with the use of sutures that are passed through intraosseous tunnels within the patella. Difficulty with this technique is that Beath pin may penetrate the articular surface or may unduly injure the quadriceps through multiple passes. Obliquely oriented bony tunnels may cause abnormal patellar tilt, leading to uneven force distribution. This technique reports use of suture anchors for inferior pole patella fractures. Retrospective analysis of four cases of patients doing well at follow-up of one year. Materials and Methods: Four patients treated using suture anchors for repair of comminuted inferior pole fractures of patella between June 2020 to September 2020 (range 22 years-38 years).
Results: The average follow-up was 12 months. The patients were evaluated for range of motion, strength, patellofemoral scores and any alteration of patellar height.
Conclusion: Although pullout of the anchors may be a logical concern, but it is a novel technique of the use of suture anchor as this construct is more than sufficient to withstand the forces to which it is subjected.
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