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Multi-Fragment Patellar Non-Union in a Young Patient Due to Failed Fixation and its Management – A Rare Case Report

Vol 7 | Issue 1 | January-June 2021 | page: 12-14 | Neetin P Mahajan, Prasanna Kumar GS, Pranay Kondewar, Kishor Jadhav

Author: Neetin P Mahajan [1], Prasanna Kumar GS [1], Pranay Kondewar [1], Kishor Jadhav [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Address of Correspondence
Dr. Prasanna Kumar GS,
Department of Orthopaedics, Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
E-mail: prasannakumargs5@gmail.com


Introduction: Multi-fragmentary patellar non-union is rare and it causes functional disability in patients. The purpose of studying this case is to present an unusual patella multi-fragmentary non-union and discuss its management.
Case presentation: We present a case of a 25-year-old male patient presented with pain and instability and decreased movements of the right knee since last 1 year. The patient had a history of trauma for which he was operated at the local hospital. X-ray and CT scan of the right knee was suggestive of the non-union of the right patella with three main fragments. We managed with open reduction and internal fixation using CC screw, cerclage and tension band wiring. At one-year follow up, the patient is having a clinical and radiological union of non-union with good functional outcome.
Conclusion: Combination of cannulated cancellous screw, cerclage and tension band wiring provides stable fixation in the multi-fragmentary patellar non-union, helps in early mobilisation which in turn helps in getting good functional outcome and prevents implant-related complications.
Keywords: Non-union; Multi-fragmentary patella; Internal fixation; Fixation failure. 




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How to Cite this article: Mahajan NP, Prasanna Kumar GS, Kondewar P, Jadhav K | Multi-Fragment Patellar Non-Union in a Young Patient Due to Failed Fixation and its Management- A Rare Case Report | Trauma International | January-June 2021; 7(1): 12-14.


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