Patellar Sleeve Fracture
A 10-year-old male sustained a left patellar sleeve fracture after sustaining a direct blow to a flexed knee. He was taken to the operating room for open reduction internal fixation using a suture through bone technique for the sleeve fracture and associated repair of a torn medial and lateral retinaculum. Postoperatively he was placed into a cylinder cast for 4 weeks prior to starting physical therapy for knee range of motion and strengthening. The fracture healed over a 6-week period and the patient returned to full activity without complication.
References and Suggested Reading
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