Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 2

Patellar Pseudoarthrosis With Intact Knee Function - A Case Report

Sameer Panchal1*, Sangeet Gawhale2, Nadir Z Shah3 and Sujith BS4

1Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai, India
2Professor and Head of the unit, Department of Orthopaedics, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai, India
3Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Grant medical college and Sir JJ group of hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai, India
4Senior Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, TNMC and B.Y.L Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India

*Corresponding Author: Sameer Panchal, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai, India.

Received: January 08, 2021; Published: January 28, 2021

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Abstract

Case Report: 65 year old male, tailor by occupation sustained transverse fracture of patella following trauma due to fall and was referred to our centre. Open reduction and internal fixation were performed and patient was mobilized post operatively as per the routine protocol. Patient regained full movements in two months and was back to his normal job in three months. However, Implant removal was done two years later after the index surgery in view of discharging sinus. His patellar fracture has not healed with obvious fracture gap but he is able carry activities of daily living, climbing stairs with weights and has some knee pain.

Conclusion: Despite of patellar non-union of four years, patient has full active knee range of motion and no extensor lag and is able to do all heavy activities. Managing non-union of patella is an orthopedic challenge but the real question arises does all the patients with non-union patella requires some form of intervention.

Keywords: Patella; Trauma; Lever Arm

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Citation

Citation: Sameer Panchal., et al. “Patellar Pseudoarthrosis With Intact Knee Function - A Case Report".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 4.2 (2021): 68-72.




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