Clin Surg | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Pathologic Fracture of the Patella Secondary to a Gouty Tophus

Yu Fengbin1, Cen Lian2, Zhu Hui1, Tao Degang1, Jin Jianbo1, Guo Long1 and Huang Fei1*

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, No. 98 Hospital of PLA, Huzhou, China
2Department of Product Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, China

*Correspondance to: Huang Fe 

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Gout is a rare cause of patellar fracture, with few documented cases. We report a case of gout tophi in the patella, the severe transverse fracture resulting from minor trauma. The patient was managed by the same treatment principles used for patients with non-pathologic patella fractures. We preformed excising the mass, fixing the bone fragment and filling in bone defect with allograft bone. Union of the fracture was seen at three months follow-up. The patient has recovered completely and returned to his former work after 3 months postoperatively.


Fengbin Y, Lian C, Hui Z, Degang T, Jianbo J, Long G, et al. Pathologic Fracture of the Patella Secondary to a Gouty Tophus. Clin Surg. 2019; 4: 2512..

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