Patellar Sleeve Fracture With Ossification of the Patellar Tendon.

@article{Damrow2017PatellarSF,
  title={Patellar Sleeve Fracture With Ossification of the Patellar Tendon.},
  author={Derek S Damrow and Scott E Van Valin},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={2017},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={e357-e359}
}
Patellar sleeve fractures make up greater than 50% of all patellar fractures. They are essentially only seen in the pediatric population because of the thick periosteum and the distal patellar pole apophysis in this group. These fractures can lead to complications if not treated appropriately and in a timely fashion. Complications of missed or untreated patellar sleeve fractures include patella alta, anterior knee pain, and quadriceps atrophy. These can all result in severe limitations in… CONTINUE READING
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