Accessory patellar ossification

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Fall with direct impact on the knee

Patient Data

Age: 14 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

On the lateral film, there is a small separate area of ossification at the inferior pole of the patella.  This is an accessory patellar ossification centre, rather than a fracture.

Case Discussion

An accessory patellar ossification centre at the inferior pole of the patella.

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Case information

rID: 23349
Case created: 8th Jun 2013
Last edited: 16th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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