T Osanai, T Tsuchiya, and T Ogino, "Gastrocnemius muscle flap including Achilles tendon after extensive patellectomy
for soft tissue sarcoma," Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, vol.
Other methods of treatment like conservative technique and patellectomy
are also practiced.
This article aims to highlight our experience of managing 12 cases of comminuted lower pole avulsion fractures with traditional method of partial patellectomy
with patellar tendon repair by transosseus sutures as there is not much of published data.
was done with widely excised margins and the specimen was sent for histopathological examination.
Timely institution of standard antitubercular drug therapy ensures complete recovery and a well-functioning knee without need for patellectomy
(2006) Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound accelerates bone-tendon junction healing: a partial patellectomy
model in rabbits.
There are a variety of methods for surgical treatment of patellar fractures such as tension band wiring (TBW), modified TBW, cerclage (circumferential) wiring (CW), screw fixation, basket plate, and partial or total patellectomy
. With various techniques of fixation excellent results have been reported in 80% of patients, and overall rate of 25% complications have been reported.4
A 50-year-old, 175 cm, male patient weighing 70 kg was booked for patellectomy
and was known to be suffering from lumbar canal stenosis at L2 to L4 level.
Of the 22 patients who required revision surgery, 8 had successful repeat ACIs, 1 had a patellectomy
, 1 had an osteochondral allograft, and 10 had debridements.
Moreover, as patellectomy
is only performed when there are no other methods for reconstructing the patella [3,5], this procedure is currently rarely performed.
Late outcome of patellectomy
. Ind J Orthop 1997; 33(2):103-6.
Fourteen knees (24%) received a single irrigation and debridement (I&D) for expected infection, 9 knees (26%) underwent revision TKA for suspected infection, six (10%) underwent I&D with exchange of the polyethylene due to infection, five (9%) underwent one or more I&Ds as well as revision TKA for suspected infection, one knee (2%) had an extensor mechanism repair, another (2%) underwent I&D with soft tissue repair due to infection, one patient (2%) had revision TKA with patellectomy
, and one knee (2%) underwent previous patellectomy