Open Patellar Fracture in a 2-Year-Old Child
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In our clinical practice, we rarely come across patella fracture in children. Being the largest sesamoid bone in the body, patellar fractures occur approximately at a rate of less than 1% of total paediatric fractures.Patellar fractures can be caused by direct trauma, excessive contraction of the extensor mechanism, or by both. In children flexible stabilizing soft tissue structures around patella decrease the mechanical stress peaks in case of traumas. Furthermore, the thick cartilage layer is acting as a buffer in case of direct impact. Open transverse fracture of patella as in our case is very rarely seen. We present that case because of being rarely seen and not found reported in the literature.

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