A 14-year-old female sustained a distal medial pole patella fracture after a direct blow to her knee while playing basketball. This required open reduction and internal fixation to provide restoration of the articular surface. The patella subsequently healed without issue but a concomitant injury to the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) resulted in chronic patellar maltracking requiring operative reconstruction of the medial patellar stabilizers.
References and Suggested Reading
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