Percutaneous dowel bone grafting of a patella nonunion in a football player.

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The primary function of the patella is to increase the effi cacy of the quadriceps muscle by elevating the extensor mechanism from the knee’s axis of rotation.1 This provides a mechanical advantage by increasing the moment arm, thus allowing the knee to tolerate the substantial forces required by activities such as walking, rising from a chair, or jumping.1… (More)
DOI: 10.3928/01477447-20100329-29

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@article{Shukla2010PercutaneousDB, title={Percutaneous dowel bone grafting of a patella nonunion in a football player.}, author={Dave R. Shukla and Andrew S Sems and Michael James Stuart}, journal={Orthopedics}, year={2010}, volume={33 5}, pages={332-4} }