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Bipartite patella

Case contributed by Hani Makky Al Salam
Diagnosis certain

Presentation

Trauma

Patient Data

Age: Young adult
Gender: Male
x-ray

Bipartite patella. The location at the superolateral aspect of the patella and lack of joint effusion help to confirm that this is not a fracture.

Case Discussion

Typical appearance of bipartite patella, a common anatomic variant. Traumatic separation of a bipartite patella is also possible and therefore comparison with previous radiographs may be helpful to check the position of the parts of the patella.

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