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

Author Biographies

BM Ndeleva
Orthopaedic Surgeon & Lecturer, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya
CK Lakati
Orthopaedic Surgeon & Lecturer, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya
ML Lutomia
Orthopaedic Surgeon & Lecturer, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya
SO Mak’Anyengo
Resident, Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital, Nakuru, Kenya
Published
2014-01-06
Section
Articles

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 1994-1072
print ISSN: 1994-1072