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The functional and radiological outcome of the union of transverse fractures of patella treated by tension band wiring (TBW) and encirclage wiring were compared according to WEST's criteria.Methods: During three years, 44 patients with displaced transverse fracture patella were treated randomly either by TBW or encirclage with twenty-two patients in each group. Two patients in each group were lost to follow-up.Results: Results were compared based on the period of union, post-operativedoi:10.18203/2349-2902.isj20171517 fatcat:splyiuhybfhsxkkj7cz4vo4kbe