[Evaluation of long term results of treating patellar fractures with polyester sutures].

Abstract

The late results of patellar fractures treatment with polyester suture in 24 patients with an average follow up of 8.1 year was presented. The method proved to be useful in transverse fractures of the central and distal part od the patella as well as in multi-fragmented ones. The evaluation of patello-femoral arthritic changes has remarkably influenced the overall clinical result. The displacement of 2 mm or more within articular surface existing postoperatively implicates bad prognosis, polyester suture is mechanically strong and requires no additional operation to remove the material used for fixation.

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@article{Niedzielski1991EvaluationOL, title={[Evaluation of long term results of treating patellar fractures with polyester sutures].}, author={Kryspin Ryszard Niedzielski and Jarosław Fabiś and S Gajdziński}, journal={Chirurgia narzadów ruchu i ortopedia polska}, year={1991}, volume={56 4-6}, pages={106-8} }