Periprosthetic patellar fracture after an open knee dislocation.

@article{Gulotta2005PeriprostheticPF,
  title={Periprosthetic patellar fracture after an open knee dislocation.},
  author={Lawrence Vincent Gulotta and Michael James Gardner and Howard A Rose and David L Helfet and Dean G. Lorich},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2005},
  volume={436},
  pages={265-9}
}
We present a patient who sustained an open knee dislocation with a periprosthetic fracture of the patella and who was treated satisfactorily with tension band wiring and a conservative rehabilitation program. In addition to describing this unique combination of injuries, we review the literature on the treatment of periprosthetic patellar fractures… CONTINUE READING