Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 5

Functional Prognosis of Open Patella Fractures Treated by Guying at Yopougon University Hospital: Study of 16 Cases

Feigoudozoui Hermann Victoire*, Soumaro Kanaté Daouda and Boka Eva Rébecca

Departement of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, University Hospital of Yopougon, Félix Houphouët-Boigny University, Côte d’Ivoire

*Corresponding Author: Feigoudozoui Hermann Victoire, Departement of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, University Hospital of Yopougon, Félix Houphouët-Boigny University, Côte d’Ivoire.

Received: December 27, 2021; Published: April 14, 2022


Objective: To describe the factors that influence the functional outcome of surgical treatment of open patella fractures.

Method: A retrospective study for 5 years (January 2016 - December 2021) included records of open patella fractures. Treatment was exclusively surgical by guying. The minimum follow-up period was 6 months. The results were evaluated according to the Castaing score.

Results: Sixteen patients with 16 open patella fractures were selected, including two women. The mean age was 38.7 years (extremes: 26 and 64). According to the Gustillo classification, there were two type IIIA injuries. According to the Ricard-Moulay classification, two fractures were classified as type III. All fractures were treated by guying and were cured at recoil. Four fractures were complicated by infection of the surgical site. Two cases of knee stiffness were also remained. Functional results were good in 12 cases according to the Castaing score.

Conclusion: Two main clinical elements may affect the functional prognosis: skin opening and comminution of the fracture line.

Keywords: Functional; Results; Patella; Open


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Citation: Feigoudozoui Hermann Victoire., et al. “Functional Prognosis of Open Patella Fractures Treated by Guying at Yopougon University Hospital: Study of 16 Cases". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 6.5 (2022): 26-30.


Copyright: © 2022 Feigoudozoui Hermann Victoire., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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