Rare sleeve fracture of the superior patella pole in an adult due to forceful passive physiotherapy following cast immobilization

Kyung Han Ro, Jong Hoon Park, Myo Jong Kim, Dae Hee Lee

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Abstract

Sleeve fractures are generally restricted to children or adolescents, and usually occur at the lower patella pole. Here we report on a superior pole sleeve fracture in an adult that occurred following forceful passive physiotherapy after cast immobilization. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a superior pole sleeve fracture in an otherwise healthy adult. The case highlighted that a diagnosis of a superior patella pole sleeve fracture in an adult can easily be missed because it is a rare injury, and hence is unlikely to be suspected by physicians.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600-604
Number of pages5
JournalKnee
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Patella
  • Sleeve fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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