The management of the painful bipartite patella: a systematic review

McMahon, Samuel E., LeRoux, Johannes A., Smith, Toby O. ORCID: and Hing, Caroline B. (2016) The management of the painful bipartite patella: a systematic review. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 24 (9). pp. 2798-2805. ISSN 0942-2056

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Purpose: This study aimed to identify the most effective method for the treatment of the symptomatic bipartite patella. Methods: A systematic review of the literature was completed, and all studies assessing the management of a bipartite patella were included. Owing to the paucity of randomised controlled trials, a narrative review of 22 studies was completed. A range of treatments were assessed: conservative measures, open and arthroscopic fixation or excision and soft tissue release and excision. Results: All of the methods provided results ranging from good to excellent, with acceptable complication rates. Conclusions: This is a poorly answered treatment question. No firm guidance can be given as to the most appropriate method of treating the symptomatic bipartite patella. This study suggests that there are a number of effective treatments with acceptable complication rates and it may be that treatments that conserve the patella are more appropriate for larger fragments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: patella,bipartite,multipartite
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 15:00
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 01:40
DOI: 10.1007/s00167-014-3498-z

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