March 6, 2015
Patients with isolated displace patella fractures who underwent either open reduction and internal fixation or partial patellectomy experienced similar final range of motion, functional scores and complication rates, according to study results.
Researchers had 52 patients with isolated displaced patella fractures who underwent operative treatment between January 2002 and December 2009 complete outcome questionnaires and participate in a physical examination. Overall, 26 patients underwent partial patellectomy (PP) and 26 underwent open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). Outcomes were measured using the Knee Outcome Survey – Activities of Daily Living Scale, SF-36 Health Survey and SF Musculoskeletal Function Assessment Survey.