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Fig. 3. (A) There was no disruption of the periosteum on the patella. (B) Once dissecting the periosteum, yellowish brown joint fluid and grayish white precipitate was visible between the main portion of the patella and bipartite patellar fragment. (C) Small lateral patellar bone that caused compression was removed first, and patellar tunnel was created for pull-out suture, leaving only the cortical bone attached to the lateral retinaculum, for bone to bone healing. (D) Lateral retinaculum was repaired by pull-out suture using 4 strands of FiberWire® (Arthrex, Naples, FL, USA).
Journal of Trauma and Injury 2018;31:189-93
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