Fracture of the resurfaced patella in total knee replacement

M. Roffman, D. M. Hirsh, D. G. Mendes

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Nontraumatic transverse stress fractures of the resurfaced patella occurred in 2 patients, one with a total condylar and the other with a GUEPAR arthroplasty. The blood supply of the patella is a critical factor in both pathogenesis and healing of stress fracture of the patella.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-116
Number of pages5
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
VolumeNo. 148
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1980
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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