Fractures of the Patella

  • J. Schatzker


The patella is a sesamoid bone which develops within the tendon of the quadriceps muscle. Any fracture which results in displacement of the fragments in the longitudinal axis represents a disruption of the quadriceps mechanism.


Internal Fixation Patellar Tendon Quadriceps Muscle Kirschner Wire Tension Band 
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  1. Müller ME, Allgöwer M, Schneider R, Willenegger H (1979) Manual of internal fixation, 2nd edn. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp 42–47CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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