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Sleeve fracture of the upper pole of the patella: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17441669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sleeve fractures of the upper pole of the patella in children are rare; only 2 cases have been reported in the English literature and 1 case in the German literature. We present a case of this unusual lesion in order to stress the importance of being aware of the existence of upper pole sleeve fractures of the patella. We review the literature and we describe the symptoms, the clinical and radiological signs and the treatment. The diagnosis may be missed, the treatment is relatively simple and rewarding, and un- or mistreating this fracture leads to permanent disability.
Tom Van Isacker; Hugo De Boeck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Belgica     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0001-6462     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Belg     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-19     Completed Date:  2007-05-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985165R     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  114-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Hospital of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Accidental Falls
Cartilage, Articular / injuries
Fractures, Bone / diagnosis*
Fractures, Cartilage / diagnosis
Patella / injuries*
Periosteum / injuries

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