Simultaneous, isolated traumatic bilateral patella fractures

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Introduction: Isolated traumatic fractures of both Patellae, occurring at the same time, in an otherwise healthy person, are very rare. The Patella, as a subcutaneous and a cancellous bone, is vulnerable to injury. However, simultaneous injury to both Patellae without the involvement of any other bony injuries occurs infrequently, and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. Case Presentation: We report a rare case of isolated, traumatic bilateral Patella fracture with unusual fracture patterns and briefly review the literature. Conclusions: In simultaneous bilateral Patella fractures, good functional outcome can be expected following a stable surgical fixation and a structured rehabilitation regime. However, personality of the fracture determines salvage versus sacrifice of the Patella.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere20244
JournalTrauma Monthly
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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