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Patella fractures treated with suture tension band fixation

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BACKGROUND: Patella fractures requiring surgery are traditionally treated using metallic implants, which are associated with high re-operation rates, mainly due to implant prominence. To overcome the problem of prominent metallic implants, we present a technique based purely on braided sutures.

METHODS: This technique is described in a step-wise, standardised way based on our findings on six patients treated at our institution.

RESULTS: This technique can be adapted to all types of patella fractures. The described suture configuration allows maintenance of inter-fragmentary reduction until bony union without symptoms from the suture material.

CONCLUSIONS: We believe that this technique is a safe and promising alternative to traditional metallic fixation methods.

TidsskriftJournal of orthopaedic surgery and research
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)1-8
Antal sider8
StatusUdgivet - 9 mar. 2021

ID: 64414425