COMPARATIVE STUDY OF FIXATION OF TRANSVERSE PATELLA FRACTURES USING TENSION BAND WIRING AND CANNULATED CANCELLOUS SCREWS

Tanveer Ahmed Bhat, Sanjeev Gupta, Zubair A. Lone

Abstract


Fractures of the patella are very common injuries. The methods of fixation are various but tension band wiring (TBW) is the most commonly used. Some surgeons tend to use cannulated cancellous screws (CCS) for the fixation as well. In our study we compared the results of the TBW and CCS. We included 18 patients among which 7 patients were treated with CCS and 11 patients with TBW. Excellent to good results were found in as many as 71.42% in CCS group and 72.72% among those in TBW group. We conclude that the use of CCS has no added advantage with outcomes similar to the TBW.


Keywords


open reduction and internal xation (ORIF), tension band wiring (TBW), cannulated cancellous screws (CCS), patella

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