A patella fracture is typically seen following direct impact to the patella.
This may occur with dash-board injury with distraction of the patellar poles away from each other. The quadriceps tendon is almost always injured and needs evaluation with MR examination.
Some fractures are more subtle and need to be differentiated from normal variants.
- bipartite patella : well corticated
Synonyms & Alternative Spellings
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