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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 65-67

A Comparative Study Of Partial And Total Patellectomy For Comminuted Fractures



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This is a prospective study, comprising of 35 cases (24 cases of total patellectomy and 11 cases of patellectomy). The patients were evaluated for subjective complaints and objective physical findings. The results of the two procedures were compared. Patients with partial patellectomy were found to have better overall results. The loss of quadriceps strength, quadriceps atrophy and degree of extension lag was found to be significantly lesser in cases with partial patellectomy as compared to total patellectomy. Loss of knee flexion and amount of knee pain were also slightly less in cases of partial patellectomy.


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