Executive Editor: Jörg Auer

Authors: Alan Ruggles

Patella

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Glossary

Arthroscopic approach

Arthroscopic approach

The arthroscope is placed in the cranial aspect of the femoropatellar joint distal to the patella in apical and parasagittal fractures. In distal fractures it is placed at its most distal extent.

Skin incision

Skin incision

A vertical incision is made over the fracture site. The debris within the fracture is removed.

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