Patellar fracture following combined proximal and distal patella realignment

Published online: Oct 27 2007

Emmanuel Thienpont, Vincent Druez

From Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Brussels, Belgium


The authors present a case of a proximal avulsion fracture of the patella two months after a combined proximal and distal realignment operation. Devascularisation of the patella due to the combined technique was considered the main pathogenic factor. Treatment with open reduction and transosseous fixation was successful.