Assessment Results of Patellar Fracture Treatment after Tension Band Wiring


S. Abdolhossein Mehdi-Nasab 1 , * , Nasser Sarrafan 1 , Mohammad Fakoor 1 , Saeid Tabatabaei 1 , Sharareh Shalamzari 1

1 Department of Orthopaedic, Musculoskeletal and Rehabilitation Research Center, Ahwaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahwaz, Iran

How to Cite: Mehdi-Nasab S A , Sarrafan N, Fakoor M, Tabatabaei S, Shalamzari S. Assessment Results of Patellar Fracture Treatment after Tension Band Wiring, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2013 ; 15(4):e93025.


Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 15 (4); e93025
Published Online: November 05, 2012
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: May 28, 2011
Accepted: June 24, 2011


Background : To assess the results of patellar fracture treatment by tension band wiring.
Materials and Methods : This retrospective study was performed to evaluate clinical and radiological results of patellar fracture during past 6 years.
Results : Twenty four patients were participated in follow-up. :::union::: was occurred in the mean time of 2.67±0.61 months. Falling down and direct trauma were the most common cause of fracture. Most common complications were thigh muscle atrophy and pin irritation. Excellent and good results in 87.5% and fair results in 12.5% of the patients were seen.
Conclusion : Fixation of patellar fractures with tension band wiring was associated with a high rate of :::union:::.


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