Patella Distal Pole Fracture Treated Using Ipsilateral Hamstring Autograft Augmentation and No Additional Hardware

  • Bulaïd Yassine
  • Parratte Sébastien
  • Argenson Jean-Noël
  • Ollivier Matthieu


Patellar lower-pole fractures occur in relatively young patients after eccentric contraction of the quadriceps or direct trauma. Early diagnosis and adequate treatment lead to excellent outcomes and prevent tendon retraction and scarring. The aim of surgical treatment is to restore articular congruence and reestablish the extensor mechanism of the knee. All surgical treatments (sutures and tension band wiring, separate vertical wiring or augmented with Krackow sutures, wiring through screws, basket plate, hook plate) use additional hardware. We propose a hardware-free technique using ipsilateral hamstring augmentation.