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Table 1 Results after open reduction and bilateral fixed-angle plate fixation.

From: Fixed-angle plates in patella fractures - a pilot cadaver study

No. Age (yrs.) Degree of arthritis (Outerbridge) Plate size (holes) Operation time (min) Articular step (mm) Fracture dehiscence (mm) Malposition of screws
1 96 4 4 60 <0.5 <0.5 0
2 93 3 4 45 <0.5 <0.5 0
3 89 3 5 48 <0.5 <0.5 0
4 85 3 5 36 <0.5 <0.5 0
5 80 3 5 44 <0.5 <0.5 0
6 90 3 5 65 <0.5 <0.5 0