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Fractures of the patella account for 1% of all fractures and can be managed by both conservative and surgical means. By this study, we aimed to evaluate the functional outcome following ORIF (Open reduction and internal fixation) of transverse patellar fractures with TBW (Tension band wiring). Thirty patients with patellar fractures who presented between June 2011 to June 2014 were managed surgically and were followed up for three years. Functional analysis was performed using the Lysholm scoring system. The patients in our study had a mean age of 42.86 years ranging from 19 to 71 years. There were 18 males and 12 females in our study with the right knee being more commonly affected. The mean surgical time was 57.66 minutes ranging from 45 to 70 minutes, and the average blood loss was 180.5 ml ranging from 160 to 210 ml We were able to achieve a 100% union rate in our series with the average time to fracture union being 11.83 weeks. The mean Lysholm score was 87.80±11.20. All patients were satisfied with the functional outcome and were able to return to activities of work and daily living to the best possible extent. ORIF with TBW is an effective treatment option in the management of transverse fractures of the patella, and it gives good radiological and functional outcomes to the patients.
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