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Transverse patella fracture in a ten year old boy: case report

BM Ndeleva, CK Lakati, ML Lutomia, SO Mak’Anyengo

Abstract


Patella fractures are rare in children. Transverse fractures in particular are an uncommon pattern. We report a case of a transverse patella fracture in a ten year old boy. He presented with inability to actively extend his left knee, two months after a fall. On evaluation he was found to have a transverse fracture of his left patella. This was treated by tension band wiring.

EAOJ; Vol. 7: September 2013



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