Functional Outcomes After Operatively Treated Patella Fractures
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 06/29/2012
LeBrun CT et al. – At a mean of 6.5 years after operative treatment for patella fractures, significant symptomatic complaints and functional deficits persist based on validated outcome measures as well as objective physical evaluations. This study fills a void in the literature regarding the functional outcomes of these patients. It also underscores the complexity associated with treating this common fracture and should help guide surgeons to better counsel patients on the expected long–term function after operative treatment of patella fractures.