Double fixation of displaced patella fractures using bioabsorbable cannulated lag screws and braided polyester suture tension bands.

@article{Qi2011DoubleFO,
  title={Double fixation of displaced patella fractures using bioabsorbable cannulated lag screws and braided polyester suture tension bands.},
  author={Li Ping Qi and Cao Chang and Tang Xin and Pei Fu Xing and Yang Tianfu and Zhong Gang and Li Jian},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2011},
  volume={42 10},
  pages={1116-20}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a new double fixation technique for displaced patellar fractures using bioabsorbable cannulated lag screws and braided polyester suture tension bands. METHODS Fifteen patients (mean age of 46.2 years) with displaced transverse or comminuted patella fractures were enrolled in this prospective study. All of the patients were treated via the open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) procedure using bioabsorbable cannulated lag screws and braided… CONTINUE READING