Bipartite patella

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino


Pain in the knee after a sports accident.

Patient Data

Age: 20

A small infraction of the lateral tibia plateau was found (not shown).

As an incidental finding you can see a bipartite patella.

Case Discussion

The bipartite patella is usually discovered incidentally in asymptomatic individuals. Occurs bilaterally in about 43% of the cases. Only 2% of patients with bipartite patella experience symptoms.
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Case information

rID: 16510
Published: 23rd Jan 2012
Last edited: 8th Oct 2015
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